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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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GDPR is here: mapping the GDPR age of consent across the EU: May 2018

  • Awareness
  • 25/05/2018
  • Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, Ghent University

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across Europe on 25 May 2018. While there is still some work to be done, this update of the mapping of the implementation of article 8 GDPR reflects the most recent decisions that have been made in relation to the age of consent in the 28 EU Member States - please note, this may still be subject to further changes across the coming weeks and months.

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Privacy policy updated by world+dog, GDPR?

  • Awareness
  • 24/05/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

With the imminent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force across Europe on Friday, 25 May 2018, many are struggling to understand what this means in practice. Here, Will Earp, Digital Experience Manager at the South West Grid for Learning (one of the partner organisations in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC)), takes a look at the rush for many online service providers to update their privacy policies.

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GDPR is coming, but what does it mean to my school?

  • Awareness
  • 24/05/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

With the imminent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force across Europe on Friday, 25 May 2018, many are struggling to understand what this means in practice. Here, Will Earp, Digital Experience Manager at the South West Grid for Learning (one of the partner organisations in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC)), takes a look at particular considerations for schools.

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Czech children will use social networks illegally from May 2018

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

As already reported several times on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in May 2018, presents a number of challenges in relation to Article 8 which contains specific requirements regarding consent for the processing of personal data of children. Here, colleagues from the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) update on the situation in their country.

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Greece proposes age of digital consent at 15 years old

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2018
  • Greek Safer internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In Greece, Prof. Fereniki Panagopoulou made an announcement at the main event of Greek Safer Internet Centre for Safer Internet Day 2018 concerning the upcoming GDPR legislation.

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Digital advertising and marketing under the GDPR: what you need to know

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2018
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The new GDPR is expected to bring a heavily impact how companies will reach out to consumers online, since they will now have to ask for explicit authorization to collect consumer data and use them for advertising purposes. The new regulation also requires companies to allow EU residents to view data collected about them and to update or remove such data from their corporate servers. At the same time, more stringent regulations on how to record network offenders will be addressed to online communication services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail, as proposed by the EU executive department.

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Children and the GDPR

There has been a great deal of discussion recently about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and particularly around the impact on children and young people. The Information Commissioner's Office in the UK has recently launched a consultation document which provides more detailed guidance for (UK) organisations who are processing personal data under the GDPR.

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Placing GDPR in the spotlight in Greece

  • Awareness
  • 08/11/2017
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The protection of children according to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which will come into force in May 2018 - was the main topic during the recent second Advisory Board meeting of the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC). The meeting took place in Athens with the participation of representatives from the state, the internet industry, the academic community and child protection organisations.

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Latest BIK bulletin - Positive online content, GDPR and post-summer roundup

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue - our main focus this month is on positive online content as we introduce our new campaign and reflect on the importance of being aware of what constitutes positive content for a wide range of stakeholders.

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