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Roundtable on the GDPR and children’s rights

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Brussels, Belgium

From May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the EU. The GDPR aims to strengthen, simplify and harmonise data protection regimes across Europe, giving individuals control over how their data are processed. It also explicitly acknowledges that children merit specific protection. Yet, from a children’s rights perspective, Article 8 – which contains requirements regarding parental consent for the processing of personal data of children under 16 (or 15, 14 or 13, if Member States so legislate) – has sparked a great deal of controversy and confusion. In addition, provisions regarding profiling and their application to children are the subject of diverging views.

Against this background, this GDPR Roundtable will bring together a diverse group of legislators, DPAs, industry, education stakeholders and civil society organisations, for a more in-depth discussion of implementation challenges, such as:
- The history, rationale and future guidance as regards the GDPR;
- Challenges for DPAs, industry, educators and parents;
- Article 8, parental consent and codes of conduct;
- Profiling, behavioural marketing and data protection impact assessments; and
- Implications for data protection and privacy education.

Attendance at the Roundtable is by invitation only, but further information will be made publicly available leading up to and after the event.

In the meantime, you can consult further background information on the GDPR, including various stakeholder perspectives, in the March 2016 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin.

Roundtable on the GDPR and children’s rights