28 March 2022
The European Parliament two months ago took a historic stand in favour of a better digital world for children, with overwhelming support for provisions requiring services to take into account their rights and best interests (Recital 3), notably by ensuring “a high level of privacy, safety and security by design for minors” (Art 13a.3) and banning targeted ads to minors (Art 24a), based on European standards for age-appropriate services (Art 34.1a).
Now 5Rights, Eurochild, MCE, ECPAT, EPA - together representing more than 2,000 children’s rights organisations and parents’ associations, and speaking on behalf of some 200 million children and parents in the EU – have written to the DSA Rapporteurs and Shadow Rapporteurs urging them to ensure these provisions are not compromised in the final stages of negotiations with the Council.
See here for the joint letter.
See here for the accompanying press release.