WhatsApp raises minimum user age to 16 in Europe and announces data download tool

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With new privacy laws due to roll out around Europe next month, WhatsApp has increase its minimum age from 13 to 16. The Facebook-owned messaging tool has made the change in order to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force on May 25. To continue to use WhatsApp, users must now confirm that they are at least 16 years old and agree to the privacy policy and terms of services of the newly-created WhatsApp Ireland Limited. See also: Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR Privacy: Facebook will roll out…

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