Social networking & the European Commission: homepage | Europa – Information Society

in the interest of online child safety, the European Commission
encourages those who create new interactive tools to adopt rules and principles
themselves (self-regulation). The Commission’s role is to bring all the relevant
players (industry, associations, etc) together for them to agree on these rules
and principles.

This initiative is being support by companies such as Bebo, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, MySpace, Yahoo! and many others. Hat tip to Craig Thomler.