Protecting Children Online: Privacy by Design Approaches

Original Broadcast Date: April 2021

This LinkedIn Live is part of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit Online 2021 web series.

Countries around the world and international organizations, such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, are taking vital steps to protect children’s data online. The U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act aims to give parents more control over what data is collected from their children online. The U.K.’s Age Appropriate Design Code builds on the special protections for children in the U.K. General Data Protection Regulation to ensure online services make the best interests of children a primary consideration when designing how services use their data. Making sure  organizations take responsibility when processing children’s data has become even more important during the current COVID-19 crisis as children have increasingly moved online for educational, social and entertainment purposes.

In this presentation, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office leads a panel discussion with leaders in the realm of children’s rights. They discuss the challenges of protecting and empowering children as they grow up in an increasingly online world. Viewers will learn about the most effective approaches to children’s privacy online and move toward a global consensus on standards in this context. Gain an understanding of the ways in which industry and regulators are working to develop practical solutions to these issues and why it is important that children’s rights are placed at the heart of a privacy-by-design approach to online services. Watch the full recording on LinkedIn.

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