WhatsApp is going to ban users who are under 16 years of age from using its app in Europe. Just as the new European data privacy rules are about to kick in, WhatsApp has raised the age limit by three years. This means that the users will be asked their age when they log into the app a few weeks from now.
A new set of Rules
The minimum age to use WhatsApp is still 13 outside Europe. The new set of rules will force companies to follow users’ requests to delete personal data. In accordance with this, Facebook is going to ask teenagers from 13 to 15 year old in Europe to acquire parental permission for sharing personal information on the platform. Without permission, a more generic version of Facebook will load. After the Cambridge Analytica cybersecurity scandal, a strict set of rules are coming up. Many tech companies are rethinking their policy now.