28 Apr Snapchat Changes Snap Map Operation in Europe to Comply with GDPR
Snapchat announced this week that it is making changes to the way it collects information from European users under 16 to comply with the GDPR which is set to take effect this May.
The company confirmed that it will no longer collect or show location data of European minors, and possibly stop processing any data that require parental consent. According to the GDPR, only teens above 16 can consent by themselves to have their personal data processed. However, member states may choose to derogate from this and write a lower age limit into their laws.
Snap also said that it will not ban 13-16 year olds from signing up, and they will still be allowed to use location-based features.