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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

BOOK

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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RESOURCE ARTICLE

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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VIDEO

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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ARTICLE

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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ARTICLE

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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ARTICLE

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