Children's Privacy


Children’s Privacy Topic Page

On this topic page, you can find the IAPP’s collection of coverage, analysis and resources related to children’s privacy. The IAPP Resource Center also includes a “Privacy In Education” topic page.

Featured Resources


Children’s Privacy and Safety

This book intends to help the practitioner and advocate on their journey to protect children’s data privacy and safety, provide reliable and substantive background on children’s privacy issues.
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Free Speech and Youth Privacy Laws

Momentum around children’s privacy is reaching a fever pitch in the U.S. This article covers the current activity at the state level — from age-appropriate design codes to laws regulating children’s social media access.
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Kids’ privacy redux: Unpacking the draft COPPA rule update

This video gathers children’s privacy experts to reflect on the context of the COPPA changes and flag the most impactful — or surprising — potential updates to privacy operations.
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Solving the children’s privacy ‘puzzle’

This article covers the discussion at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2023 surrounding the children’s privacy space, specifically the regulatory environment, challenges, and advancing technology.
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Unpacking trends in children’s privacy

This LinkedIn Live with Elizabeth Denham, Lothar Determann and Jonathan Tam breaks down the latest developments in children’s privacy in the EU, U.K. and U.S.
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The ‘big shift’ around children’s privacy

This article analyzes the complex relationship between First Amendment rights and the future of youth privacy and safety laws.
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Additional News and Resources

Children’s Privacy Research & Insights Study of Mobile Apps and Websites from India

Children’s privacy laws and freedom of expression: Lessons from the UK Age-Appropriate Design Code

Key points of the DPC’s GDPR decision on TikTok and children’s data

Google unveils legislative framework for protecting kids online

Children’s privacy: Latest news and tips for compliance

UK government publishes E2E encryption, child safety guidance

Ireland’s DPC issues 345M euro TikTok children’s privacy fine

Kids’ and teens’ online privacy and safety: 8 compliance considerations

Research finds children may have been tracked via YouTube ads

US Senate committee advances children’s privacy bills

How facial age-estimation tech can help protect children’s privacy for COPPA and beyond

Digital child protection is not censorship

FTC moves to ban Meta from profiting off data of users under age 18

US senators reintroduce COPPA 2.0

How should mobile apps prepare for California’s privacy scrutiny?

UK and California age-appropriate design rules — Similar principles, subtle differences

Irish DPC publishes guides on children’s data protection rights

Arkansas passes children’s social media bill

The ‘growing ecosystem’ of age verification

Facebook, Instagram to restrict advertisers access to teen user data

Takeaways from Epic Games settlement: Teen privacy arrives at the FTC

FTC, video game maker reach $520M COPPA settlement

California children’s code could force tech companies to use stronger privacy protections

FTC event on digital advertising to children looks at brand-influencer relationships

The future of youth privacy is here

Data protection trends in children’s online gaming

How To Comply With The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA)

A new frontier in children’s privacy: The DPC’s decision on Instagram’s public-by-default settings

Irish DPC issues 405M euro children’s privacy fine against Instagram

California Age-Appropriate Design Code final passage brings mixed reviews

Google child abuse image detecting tool reports parents sending medical photos

Right away! Data protection for children and adolescents cannot wait

US Senate committee advances two children’s privacy bills

Global Platforms, Partial Protections: Design discriminations on social media platforms

Kids Included: Enabling meaningful child and youth participation within companies in the digital era

FTC’s edtech vote brings consensus, dispute among commissioners

Discussing children’s privacy and safety with Kalinda Raina

Epic Games, Lego form partnership to develop metaverse with children in mind

Biden’s State of the Union remarks put children’s privacy front and center

Privacy education for teachers, parents and children

State of Kids’ Privacy Report 2021

Enhancing protections for children’s data

A ‘moment like no other’ for children’s privacy

Google to allow removal of minors’ photos from search

Companies, governments adding age checks to protect children online

Video game developer aims to bolster children’s privacy

DPC Report: Fundamentals for a child-oriented approach to data processing

What does a better model of data governance for children look like?

Privacy of Streaming Apps and Devices: Watching TV that watches us

COPPA’s Next Generation: Global Children’s Privacy Developments

I-Spy: The Billion Dollar Business of Surveillance Advertising to Kids

At a Distance and In Your Home: Remote Learning’s Possibilities (and Pitfalls)

Study: 86% of apps removed from Apple, Google stores targeted children

Google, New Mexico reach settlement over children’s privacy claims

Google blocks ad targeting aimed at users under 18

Facebook announces targeted ads restrictions for kids, new Data Protection Assessment initiative

Facebook to restrict targeted ads for kids

Report: A rise in AI-based toys threatens children’s privacy

Concerns grow over kids’ debit app’s data collection

Researchers: 1 in 5 children’s Google Play apps violate COPPA

EU gives TikTok deadline to address children’s data concerns

Privacy Pursuit! Games and Activities for Kids

Protecting children’s privacy in an increasingly digital world

Keynote: ‘Protecting Children Online: Privacy by Design Approaches’

Can mandatory consent be optional? Processing children’s personal data under Brazil’s LGPD

Installation of facial recognition in Delhi schools raises privacy fears

Top-10 operational impacts of the CPRA: Part 8 — Rights to delete, no retaliation and children’s privacy

Privacy guidance and resources for schools during COVID-19

COVID-19, privacy, and school recordings

Alexa, teach my kids about privacy’

Consent for the Collection, Use, and/or Disclosure of Children’s Personal Information

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: A Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business