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Parents are giving tons of their kids’ personal data away

On average, parents will post more than 1,000 images of their children online before they’re old enough to have their own social media accounts, according to a new report on the digital lives of kids. And that size of ‘digital footprint’ comes with risks that may not yet be fully realized.

Full article: Parents are giving tons of their kids’ personal data away — and the long-term effects aren’t yet known | CBC News

Child abuse algorithms: from science fiction to cost-cutting reality

In an age of austerity, and a climate of fear about child abuse, perhaps it is unsurprising that social workers have turned to new technology for help.

Local authorities are beginning to ask whether big data could help to identify vulnerable children. Could a computer program flag a problem family, identify a potential victim and prevent another Baby P or Victoria Climbié?

Source: Child abuse algorithms: from science fiction to cost-cutting reality | Society | The Guardian

Social site terms tougher than Dickens

Children may be signing up to apps with terms and conditions only university students can understand. The BBC carried out a readability test on 15 sites to work out the education level required to understand these policies and found that all 15 sites had policies that were written at a university reading level, and were more complicated than Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”.

By having a hard to read policies while providing services to children, companies could be breaching European data rules, which require them to clearly spell out how they use personal data.

Source: Social site terms tougher than Dickens – BBC News

DNA Tests on Separated Migrant Children Raise Privacy Issues

The Trump administration’s decision to use DNA testing to help reunite children separated from their parents at the Mexican border is sparking concerns among privacy advocates about how data will be used. Potential concerns include government surveillance of migrant families, or using the health information gleaned from DNA tests to deny access to services in the future. There are also concerns that DNA samples from children won’t be obtained with proper consent.

Source: DNA Tests on Separated Migrant Children Raise Privacy Issues – Bloomberg

ICO publishes guide on children’s privacy and the GDPR

The guidance published by UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office focuses on the additional, child specific considerations of privacy. This guidance will help you understand the child specific considerations you need to think about when deciding on your lawful basis for processing a child’s personal data. It also explains what you need to include in your privacy notices, and what rights children have under the GDPR.

Source: Children and the GDPR | ICO

Twitter, comScore Sued For Allegedly Tracking Kids Who Use Disney Apps

A group of parents who are suing Disney over alleged privacy violations have expanded their case by adding Twitter’s MoPub and comScore as defendants.

The class-action complaint, initially filed last August, alleges that Disney allowed outside companies to embed code that tracked young children who used apps like “Princess Palace Pets” and “Where’s My Water?” Those outside companies include Twitter, comScore, Upsight, Unity Technologies and Kochava, according to the new complaint.

Source: Twitter, comScore Sued For Allegedly Tracking Kids Who Use Disney Apps 06/21/2018

WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 for Europeans ahead of GDPR

Facebook-owned messaging service will demand users confirm they are old enough to use app after raising age limit from 13.

WhatsApp is raising the minimum user age from 13 to 16, potentially locking out large numbers of teenagers as the messaging app looks to comply with the EU’s new data protection rules.

Source: WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 for Europeans ahead of GDPR

Consumer groups file FTC complaint against YouTube for collecting kids’ personal data without parental consent

A coalition of 23 consumer groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging YouTube with violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting personal data on children without parental consent. YouTube is owned by Google.

The complaint was co-filed Monday by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center for Digital Democracy.

Source: Consumer groups file FTC complaint against YouTube for collecting kids’ personal data without parental consent – Marketing Land

On the perils of ‘consent’ when it comes to collecting children’s data

Special events involving children are often highly sought after by children and their parents alike.

Especially those that involve going through an assessment process to be selected for something as prestigious as: national science fairs, debate contests, math competitions, coding conferences or programs taught at prestigious schools and universities.

Source: On the perils of ‘consent’ when it comes to collecting children’s data

CIPL Issues White Paper on GDPR Implementation in Respect of Children’s Data and Consent

Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton & Williams LLP issued a white paper on GDPR Implementation in Respect of Children’s Data and Consent (the “White Paper”).

The White Paper sets forth guidance and recommendations concerning the application of GDPR requirements to the processing of children’s personal data.

Source: CIPL Issues White Paper on GDPR Implementation in Respect of Children’s Data and Consent

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