Not for children’s eyes: the French took up the education of young Internet users
New Parental Control Law – Effective Measure or Appearance of Security?
In France, all devices using the internet will have parental controls enabled by default. about this in his Twitter Jean-Noel Barro, Minister Delegate for Digital Communications of France, said. The decision is based on a draft law authored by MP Bruno Stüder. The document was approved by the government and adopted in March 2022.
The law aims to protect minors from pornographic content distributed on the Internet. It applies to smartphones, computers, TVs, game consoles and other devices connected to the network.
According to the Electronic Communications, Postal and Press Regulatory Agency, which will be responsible for the compliance of devices with the law, distributors will be required to install parental controls at the production stage. “The user should be offered a free activation of the system when the device is first turned on,” the press release says.
The agency “will be able to take samples of equipment at points of sale and, in case of non-compliance, take a number of actions against manufacturers,” including imposing administrative fines. By the end of the year, a report on the results of the project will be published.
July 4th in France approved social media age verification law. Children under 15 cannot use platforms like TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram* without parental permission.
* Meta and its products (Instagram and Facebook) are recognized as extremist, their activities are prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation.