«Similarly, it can be used to lead users, particularly children, to select less privacy enhancing choices when personalizing their privacy settings. » Using such techniques are «based on the exploitation of human psychological bias» and go against the General Data Protection Regulation , a European data law that came into effect in May 2018, the ICO says. «Everything should be set to private and then you can change it for what you want to share,» one teen said. The draft code of practice is out for consultation until May 31 and is expected to come into effect before the end of the year.
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