Microsoft introduces new EU GDPR Parental Consent Validations for children’s accounts

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When children are trying to create a Microsoft account they may need parent’s or guardian’s support and permission, it depends on the region or the service they are willing to access. It promotes child’s safety, visibility, and your child’s online data management. This is the new parental consent verification for children’s account Microsoft has announced.

Figure 1.1The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the United States, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in European Union, and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) in South Korea are some examples of regulations that require parental consent. Microsoft has planned to introduce new parental consent validations for children’s accounts in accordance with the European Union (EU) and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The European Parliament adopted the Data Protection reform.

The GDPR reform was about to inflict a better way for companies to secure their customers’ sensitive data. In gist, Microsoft is trying to increase their customers’ rights to privacy. Microsoft measures the quite recent appointment of a new European Data Protection Officer (DPO) and begins new parental consent validations process to fulfill the requirements of GDPR. A GDPR compliance tool was available in February as well.

The children who are younger than sixteen will require a parent or a guardian for managing their personal data, this is what the new authentication does. EU member states that it is decided the lower age should be thirteen or above. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the United States is helping Microsoft to have the parental validation system across all of the company’s production platforms. COPPA want users to provide country and date of birth. Children who are younger than the age of consent of their countries should need their parent’s or guardian’s support to sign in. To verify their children’s account parents will need a credit card. After the grace period, the account will be deleted and if the parents do not verify the account within two weeks, the account will be deleted automatically.

But this authentication features also have some inconveniences, so verifying that an adult is very important to give permission to access. Parents should know their child’s account screen time, content and monitoring settings. One of the main aims of the Microsoft organization is to keep children in a safe online place.

When children are trying to create a Microsoft account they may need parent’s or guardian’s support and permission, it depends on the region or the service they are willing to access. It promotes child’s safety, visibility, and your child’s online data management. This is the new parental consent verifications for children’s account Microsoft has announced.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the United States, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in European Union, and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) in South Korea are some examples of regulations that require parental consent. Microsoft has planned to introduce new parental consent validations for children’s accounts in accordance with the European Union (EU) and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The European Parliament adopted the Data Protection reform.

The GDPR reform was about to inflict a better way for companies to secure their customers’ sensitive data. In gist, Microsoft is trying to increase their customers’ rights to privacy. Microsoft measures the quite recent appointment of a new European Data Protection Officer (DPO) and begins new parental consent validations process to fulfill the requirements of GDPR. A GDPR compliance tool was available in February as well.

The children who are younger than sixteen will require a parent or a guardian for managing their personal data, this is what the new authentication does. EU member states that it is decided the lower age should be thirteen or above. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the United States is helping Microsoft to have the parental validation system across all of the company’s production platforms. COPPA want users to provide country and date of birth. Children who are younger than the age of consent of their countries should need their parent’s or guardian’s support to sign in. To verify their children’s account parents will need a credit card. After the grace period, the account will be deleted and if the parents do not verify the account within two weeks, the account will be deleted automatically.

Figure 1.2But this authentication features also have some inconveniences, so verifying that an adult is very important to give permission to access. Parents should know their child’s account screen time, content and monitoring settings. One of the main aims of the Microsoft organization is to keep children in a safe online place.

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