Euronews 13 Jan 2021

EU countries should be able to challenge big tech companies over privacy, says ECJ advisor


Data protection agencies should be allowed to pursue legal action against Facebook and other firms over privacy issues, says the advocate general of the ECJ.

The High Court in England has ruled that children under 16 - who say they want to change gender - are unlikely to be able to give their informed consent to treatment with drugs that block puberty.

The case was brought by a young woman who regretted her decision to have treatment and argued that a court order should be needed for children to take the medication.

Transgender campaigners have criticised the decision and the only NHS clinic to offer the treatment to children says it will appeal against the ruling.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by social affairs correspondent Alison Holt.
Children under 16 with gender dysphoria are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to undergo treatment with puberty-blocking drugs, three High Court judges have ruled.
A CDC panel recommended on Tuesday that health care workers and nursing home residents should be first to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Those initial doses from Pfizer and Moderna, which have not yet been FDA approved, could be distributed in two weeks. CBS News correspondents Mola Lenghi and David Begnaud have the latest details, and Dr. Uzma Syed, an infectious disease specialist, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss what she will be looking at once the vaccines are out in the public.
Some frontline workers will be able to watch the New Year's Eve ball drop in New York City's Times Square.

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