Tech and media companies reject UK ‘age-gate’ proposals – Financial Times

Tech and media companies reject UK ‘age-gate’ proposals  Financial Times

Technology, media and gaming companies have rejected proposals for sweeping internet regulations that could see children banned from large swaths of the web and require large-scale data collection, saying they will radically change what the internet looks like in Britain. The rules, proposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office, seek to limit online practices that might harm children, including location tracking, ad tracking, content personalisation and “nudges”, such as Facebook Likes and YouTube recommendations. For companies to comply with the code, they would need to create a “child...