Date: 5 days ago   Category: Hi-Tech

To the minor British want to forbid to put "likes" in social networks


The persons which did not reach 18 years in Great Britain will be deprived of an opportunity to put "likes" to the pleasant publications in Facebook and Instagram. This measure as the The Times newspaper reported on Monday, is directed to protection of children and teenagers from harmful influence of social networks.

the New rules intended for the British and foreign IT companies working at the territory of the United Kingdom include 16 basic provisions. In particular, heads of the largest technological giants have to take steps aimed at that minors spent less time for use of various applications on the Internet.

gives impossibility "to like" the pleasant posts in Facebook and Instagram as one of restrictions of The Times. Besides, the companies should limit as much as possible collecting and storage of personal data of the young British.

Now, is specified by the newspaper, the IT companies cannot share data of this sort and use them for commercial purposes. The function monitoring movements of children also has to be turned off by default. The penalty of 4% of their annual turnover will be shown to the technological giants which violated this requirement. In a case with Facebook and Instagram it will make about $2.2 billion, the newspaper writes.

, according to experts, can lead the Taken measures to creation of two versions of the websites: for young and adult users. Authors of new rules insist that owners of social networks used reliable ways of check of age. If the companies are not able to show that they are capable to distinguish adults from minors, they should provide an equal confidentiality level and securities to one and all.

As expected, new requirements will come into force this year. According to experts, it can lead to the fact that a number of the largest American companies will leave the market of the United Kingdom, having considered it unprofitable, or will close access to the websites.

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