Irish Legal News reports:
The Department of Justice has launched a consultation on the statutory “age of digital consent” to be applied in Ireland as part of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Article 8 of the GDPR provides that, in the case of information society services offered directly to a child, parental consent is required where personal information of a child under 16 is collected and shared with other service providers. Service providers are required to make reasonable efforts to verify that parental consent is given in each case.
However, member states are allowed to adopt a lower age threshold, which cannot be lower than 13.
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