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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.


Focus

  • 06.05.19

    Children's demands to Internet politicians

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    Children have rights - offline and online. Could children’s right to vote contribute to the execution of their rights? What role does the Internet play in this regard? Within the framework of the re:publica, young people discussed these issues on the main stage of the Netzfest last week.

  • 14.03.19

    Spotlight on Digital Spaces: towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Children's Rights

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in November 1989. It was visionary and at the same time comprehensible, binding on the signatory states and thus influential, and it is still of great importance today. Thirty years later, for a comprehensive understanding of how the rights of children codified in the Convention are to be interpreted and implemented in view of the impact of digitisation on their everyday lives, a so-called General Comment is now being drafted for the first time.

  • 18.11.18

    Clear Goals and ethical Values - Common Responsibilities for the Internet of the Future

    Jutta Croll

    The Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Paris ended last week with a clear appeal by the French Government to face up to the challenges and assume joint responsibility for the Internet.

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