The Importance of Privacy by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments in Strengthening Protection of Children's Personal Data Under the GDPR

Communications Law 2018, Vol. 23, No. 1

26 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2018  

van der Hof Simone

Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw), Leiden Law School, Leiden University

Eva Lievens

Ghent University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

This paper explores to what extent the current illusion of autonomy and control by data subjects, including children and parents, based on consent can potentially be mitigated, or even reversed, by putting more emphasis on other tools of protection and empowerment in the GDPR and their opportunities for children. Suggestions are put forward as to how the adoption of such tools may enhance children’s rights and how they could be put into practice by DPAs and data controllers.

Keywords: data protection, privacy, child, child rights, GDPR

Suggested Citation

Simone, van der Hof and Lievens, Eva, The Importance of Privacy by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments in Strengthening Protection of Children's Personal Data Under the GDPR (2017). Communications Law 2018, Vol. 23, No. 1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3107660

Van der Hof Simone (Contact Author)

Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw), Leiden Law School, Leiden University ( email )

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Eva Lievens

Ghent University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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