Children’s privacy - another privacy paradox?
Dr Elizabeth Coombs of the University of Malta discusses the recent report to the Human Rights Council by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy.
Today’s children are the first generation to be born in the digital age and their parents are the first to rear ‘digital children’. Digital technologies and their business models are challenging children’s development, parental roles as well as regulatory models.(1)
The most recent report to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy (UNSRP), Professor Joseph Cannataci(2) examines these issues following an online consultation on the privacy rights of children in the digital age. It received extensive input from civil society, academics, regulators and companies.(3)
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