The EU's Data Protection Authority has urged social-network sites to "warn users about the low level of protection given to their profiles," Agence France-Presse reports. At a two-day conference in Strasbourg, the regulatory body called for "a standard set of international rules" for privacy protection and user education. According to the AFP, it said that "users, especially minors, should be told about the risks they face by going online and given clear instructions on how to change their data protection settings." The AFP added that 70 countries stressed the need for a universal data-protection standard at the Strasbourg conference, which was organized by the Council of Europe.
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