We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent developments and occurrences in youth-related news and events. In this week's Friday news we speak about India being the world's leading nation in terms of science and tech graduates, potential decrease in the number of international students in the Netherlands and Malaysian university staff's call for more autonomy from politicians.

Anyone who has subscribed to mailing lists in recent years will have received an avalanche of emails concerning privacy policies and data handling. Some people might mistake this for concern, or a reflection of corporations’ guilty consciences. In reality, firms are scrambling to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday May 25. Although the GDPR is theoretically supposed to grant consumers more power and control over their data, few people have a clear understanding of what it actually is and what it means for them. The regulation has been criticised for being too complex, even by corporate law standards. Here Youth Time will try to bring some clarity to a confusing and complex issue.

Following on from his previous articles in this series, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time and David Attenborough wannabe provides information on another set of fantastic beasts and where to find them.

As the Youth International Summer School in Shanghai is now less than two months away, Youth Time International Movement are gearing up to welcome the experts and participants that will be travelling from all over the globe to share their knowledge, ideas, and experiences with one another. To get participants in the mood for the event we begin to interview the speakers and trainers who will pass on their expertise and advice to participants at the event. One of these experts is Dr. Oualid Ali.

Here Youth Time Magazine publishes three of the most interesting and informative youth related news items of the past week. Our weekly news roundup is published every Monday and Friday and contains just some of the most important developments in the world of global youth. Follow, like and submit comments on Facebook and other Youth Time media.

We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent developments and occurrences in youth-related news and events. In this week's Friday news we speak about an increase in enrolment at Switzerland's top tech universities, the problem of drug abuse, criminal gangs and prostitution at Kenyan university hostels and the Federal Executive Council's (FEC) warning to Nigerian universities to stop charging tuition fees.

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