February 10, 2010 Non-U.S., Online, Youth & Schools
The Commission analysed the policies of 22 social networking sites in a study aimed at finding out how well-protected under-18s were when using them as part of a campaign to urge young people to protect their information online.
It said that just 40% of the sites they examined had default settings which hid the personal information of minors from all but their friends and family. Just 11 of 22 sites examined stopped minors’ profiles being visible to search engines.
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