Nov 082011
 
 November 8, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Online, Youth & Schools

John Leyden reports:

Improved safeguards and greater resources for law enforcement are needed to tackle the related problems of cyber-bullying and online grooming, according to a report by an EU security agency published on Tuesday.

ENISA (the European Network and Information Security Agency) warned that the mishandling of personal information gathered using data-mining or profiling harms young people. It said private data exposed on the web might be subsequently seized upon and misused by bullies, online predators or crooks. This is obviously detrimental to anyone’s well-being and the development of children’s social skills.

Read more on The Register.

The report was written before all of the new findings that parents are helping children bypass Facebook TOS and age verification.

How many times will we see this “for the children” argument that results in useless legislation?

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