Should Kids Get Control Of Their Data When They Come Of Age?
from the but-Dad,-I-don't-want-them-spamming-me... dept
If you’re under a certain age, websites (at least under the law in many countries) cannot collect data on you — or are required to get “consent” from an adult first. However, that’s leading to a separate discussion about whether or not kids should have the right to take back that data once they come of age. A parent may agree to share certain data about a kid with a certain website, but once that kid is old enough, what if he wants to revoke that permission? It may sound like a simple thing, but once that data is out there, getting it back is nearly impossible. Yet, some politicians are trying to make that the law, even though it will be almost impossible to enforce in many cases.