strasbourg - The EU will summarize the protection of personal data in a new law, as tweeting MEPs. Companies can be fined a maximum of 4 % of turnover if they are not treated with care with user data. That may mean billion fines for companies like Google and Facebook.
Companies also must within 72 hours to the authorities mention breaches of their files, and children under 16 are no longer allowed in principle without their parents' permission to open an account on Facebook or Twitter, if reporting several MEPs.
According to British MEP Timothy Kirkhope can hold a number of countries for which the current age limit of 13 years. This practice is used in a range of 13 to 16 years.
Since June is already negotiating new data laws a patchwork of outdated national legislation since the nineties must be replaced. Both the European Parliament and Member States must still give a final agreement.