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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 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: Das europäische Gesetz über digitale Dienste muss auch für Kinder sorgen!

    The European Digital Services Act must deliver for children

    5Rights Foundation, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    We must choose to build a digital world that supports and empowers young people and upholds their rights. The Digital Services Act represents a singular opportunity to ensure that children’s rights are respected, embedded, and upheld online. 5Rights Foundation calls upon the European Parliament and Council of Ministers to include a children’s clause in the Digital Services Act

  • Ansicht: Aufruf zur Beteiligung am Programm des IGF 2021

    IGF 2021 Call for Session Proposals

    Marlene Fasolt, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    The United Nations Multistakeholder Advisory Group calls for active participation in the programme development for the Internet Governance Forum 2021 (IGF). Stakeholders can submit a variety of types of sessions until 26 May at 23:59 UTC.

  • Ansicht: Neuer Jugendmedienschutz: PARTIZIPATION von Kindern wird großgeschrieben!

    New youth protection law: PARTICIPATION of children is a top priority

    Jutta Croll, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    Today the German Bundestag passed a law to reform youth protection in the media. With the new regulations, the participation of children and adolescents and thus one of the basic principles of the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child is anchored in the German text of law.

  • Ansicht: Unsere Rechte in der Digitalen Welt - Bericht über die Perspektive von Kindern auf ihre Rechte in der digitalen Welt

    Our Rights in a Digital World - Report on children’s perspective on their rights in the digital world

    Marlene Fasolt, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    The 18. annual Safer Internet day takes place today, 9 February, 2021 under the motto "Together for a better Internet". In addition, many young people were asked about their opinions in the report "Our Rights in a Digital World."

  • Ansicht: Wir feiern: Kinderrechte gelten auch in der digitalen Welt!

    We celebrate: Children's rights take effect also in the digital world!

    Children around the world have a reason to celebrate today, as the United Nations Children's Committee has adopted a General Comment on the rights of children in the digital environment. This means that all the rights granted to children by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child also apply in the digital space. Access to the internet, freedom of information and expression, but also children's privacy and the right to protection from violence and abuse must be more strongly respected on the internet in the future.

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