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Are you aware of your terms and conditions? – #Pledge2Youth

  • Youth
  • 08/05/2020
  • Matěj Bednář, BIK Youth Ambassador

In February 2020, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID), a group of Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors prepared a Youth Pledge for a Better Internet on how to make the information on the apps and services they use on the internet more age appropriate for children and young people, and presented it to a panel of industry representatives at the European Commission. Matěj, BIK Youth Ambassador from Czechia, reflects on his experience below.

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Status quo regarding the child's article 8 GDPR age of consent for data processing across the EU

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, Ghent University
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force more than a year and a half ago, on 25 May 2018. In December 2019 one Member State of the European Union (EU) – Slovenia – is yet to adopt its final GDPR implementation law. In practice, the fact that Slovenia has not yet passed its GDPR implementation law means that the article 8 GDPR age currently is 16 years instead of the age which is proposed in Slovenian draft legislation (15 years) until the national law is officially adopted.
 
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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Denmark: Digital rights and GDPR for young people

  • Awareness
  • 11/03/2019
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

On Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) raised awareness about young people's digital rights, by releasing a new online magazine "Persondata-hva'-for-noget?" ("GDPR-what?").

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Norway: GDPR, social media and children under 13

  • Awareness
  • 04/03/2019
  • Norwegian Safer Internet Centre

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) made its way through Europe last summer, a new discussion has emerged – and it is perhaps high time: what does the age limits and ratings on social media mean? And when do we, as grown-ups, determine that it is "ok to join"?

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Safer Internet Day is not just on 5 February, but everyday - Looking back on a year of changes in EU policy

With Safer Internet Day (SID) just around the corner, it's time to take a look back at what has changed since the last edition for both decision makers and industry. This year, SID 2019 celebrations are taking place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 all around the world, with more than 140 countries involved. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for children and young people.

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Interactive GDPR checklist and guidelines for providers of online content for children

  • Awareness
  • 25/01/2019
  • FSM, the German hotline

Since May 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force throughout Europe. It is intended to harmonise data protection laws across all European Member States. Providers of online content for children in particular have been uncertain about the GDPR and their duties on how to implement the requirements in a legally compliant manner and at the same time achieve the best possible awareness among the target groups of children, young people, parents and media education specialists.

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Children and data protection in Estonia

  • Awareness
  • 22/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union entered into force on Friday, 25 May 2018. Although the media in Estonia has quite thoroughly covered the changing data protection rights, they have not paid attention to children's rights. What does the new data protection framework mean for children?

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SID 2019 in Denmark: digital rights and GDPR

  • Awareness
  • 18/12/2018
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

In preparation for the next Safer Internet Day (SID), taking place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) is creating resources and organising awareness-raising activities on digital rights and the GDPR in partnership with Danish pupils.

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Greece – GDPR and protection of children's online privacy

  • Awareness
  • 27/11/2018
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The third meeting of the Greek Safer Internet Centre's (SIC) Advisory Board took place on Tuesday, 13 November 2018, gathering representatives of the state, industry, the academic community and child protection organisations. The discussions focused on the changes in the protection of children's online privacy that are still pending, even after the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Cyber Chronix, a new game from the JRC to better understand the GDPR

Friday, 25 May 2018 marked a turning point in Europe in terms of data protection thanks to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which came into force precisely one week ago. The GDPR, however, is a very complex set of regulations leaving many a company and professional confused. When it comes to children and youth in particular, it is even more important that they know their rights under the new legislation, in order to be in control of their personal data.

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