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Germany’s Federal Network Agency, the telecommunications watchdog, ordered parents to destroy or disable My Friend Cayla doll, a smart connected doll, because of the risks it creates for children’s privacy and safety. The doll, which allo...

In a set of Council Conclusions on Nutrition and Physical Activity on 20 June, EU Health Ministers call for further action to “reduce the exposure of children to advertising, marketing and promotion of foods high in saturate...

On 26 February, the EU Greek Presidency endorsed an EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity during a Conference on Health and Physical Activity taking place in Athens. The Action Plan, which aims to halt the rise in overweight and obesity in children and...

An article published in the European Law Review (“Time to Seize the (Red) Bull by the Horns: The European Union’s Failure to Protect Children from Alcohol and Unhealthy Food Marketing”) criticizes heavily the EU legislative framewor...

On 25 January, the European Commission published a long-awaited proposal to review the 1995 Data Protection Directive. The proposal presented by Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding imposes mandatory parental consent for the collection of any data fro...

On 28 November, members of the “EU Pledge” published the results of their annual monitoring exercise and announced the adoption of stronger commitments regarding food and beverage advertising to children. McDonald's also publicly signed u...