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Right to Privacy and Data Protection

Offline and online, no child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation. (UN-CRC Art. 16) For instance, the online publication of a picture without consent of the child that is depicted can be a violation of this right. The protection of the private sphere can, in the course of digitisation, only be achieved through adequate data protection on the internet and in social networks. It is necessary to guarantee that personal data, like name, address and phone number, are not collected or transferred to third parties without consent.

The child has a right to legal protection against any interference or violation of these rights. (UN-CRC Art.16)

Users need to be empowered for the execution of these rights and for self-protection, in order to be able to live a self-determined and confident life in the digital world.


  • Ansicht: Kinderrechte - Kindersorgen

    Children's rights - Children's worries and concerns

    Jutta Croll, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    Children's rights are not confined solely to the physical environment. They apply every bit as much in the digital world and form the basis of the core work of the project childrens-rights.digital at Stiftung Digitale Chancen. A major part of our mission is to explain how the rights of children are to be respected in everyday digital life.

  • Ansicht: Aufruf zur Beteiligung am Programm des IGF 2020

    Call for participation in the programme development for the IGF 2020

    Jutta Croll, Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    The United Nations Multistakeholder Advisory Group calls for active participation in the programme of the Internet Governance Forum 2020. The deadline for submissions is now extended til April 22nd 2020, at midnight (UTC)!

  • Ansicht: Wenn ich groß bin, werde ich ...

    When I grow up I want to be ...

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    On 13 February, Safer Internet Day 2020, stakeholders from more than 150 countries around the world will participate in the implementation of measures on its key topic "Together for a better internet". #checkwemdufolgst is the motto set by the initiative klicksafe.de as German coordinator for SID 2020. The main focus is the role of influencers in social media and how to deal with them consciously. What this has to do with children's rights is in the focus of this article.

  • Ansicht: Danke Berlin, willkommen Kattowitz: Kinderrechte auf der Agenda des IGF 2020

    Thank you Berlin, welcome Katowice: Children’s Rights on the Agenda of IGF 2020

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    During the IGF 2019, UN Secretary General António Guterres appointed nine new members for the United Nations Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) on the Internet Governance Forum. Anriette Esterhuysen is the first civil society representative to be appointed MAG Chairperson. For the project childrens-rights.digital Jutta Croll again supports the work of the MAG in 2020.

  • Logo: Internet Governance Forum 2019

    Participation and young people's rights were a focus of the Internet Governance Forum 2019

    A week of international professional exchange at the highest level on issues of Internet governance ended on Friday evening with the Closing Ceremony. The topics of child protection and children's rights were discussed more comprehensively than in any of the previous editions of the IGF.

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