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TDs have compromised online safety of children, say charities


Grainia Long, chief executive of the ISPCC, said that children were not being listened to SASKO LAZAROV/PHOTOCAL IRELANDThe online safety of children has been unintentionally compromised after TDs voted to set the digital age of consent at 16, charities have said. Barnardo’s, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) and the Children’s Rights Alliance criticised the result of a Dáil vote on an amendment to the Data Protection Bill. The amendment, put forward by Fianna Fáil and Labour, proposed that the age be set at 16. The government and the joint committee on justice and equality, which studied the issue, had recommended keeping it at 13. The default age of digital consent in the EU was set at 16 last year, with member states given the opportunity to lower it,…


Source: The Times May 16, 2018 23:00 UTC


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