The Irish Data Protection Commission has launched pilot data privacy education modules in three schools within the country, Siliconrepublic.com reports. The modules are targeted toward three different age groups: 9 to 10, 14 to 15, and 16 and older. Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said she plans to host a public consultation later this year to discuss the benefits of data privacy education in schools and that initial feedback to the pilot program could inform a national lesson plan. "We want to see if children understand the concept of personal data; how they engage with online services, the notices they are given and what they understand the risks to be; whether they understand the rights they have and can they exercise them by themselves," Dixon said.
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