Thought of the Day: GDPR and the rights of children

February 19 19:01 2018 Print This Article

It’s funny to think that many of today’s children have never known a time without the internet! Most adults will remember the introduction of the internet as something useful for communicating and researching, and seen it evolve and become a necessity over the years. Being online provides children with creative and educational opportunities, as well as the all important access to social media

The GDPR will be introducing specific legal requirements for companies that process children’s data. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published draft guidance on children and the GDPR, and has been considering comments before producing final guidance. This can be viewed here: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/ico-and-stakeholder-consultations/children-and-the-gdpr-guidance/

Companies that offer online services to children should review their current processing and make sure they meet the new GDPR requirements. Transparency is already an essential aspect of data processing, and children in particular will need to be addressed in plain, clear language that they can understand.

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