Scholarship Reporter Newsletter

December 2018

The Importance of Privacy by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments in Strengthening Protection of Children’s Personal Data Under the GDPR

Abstract

This paper explores to what extent the current illusion of autonomy and control by data subjects, including children and parents, based on consent can potentially be mitigated, or even reversed, by putting more emphasis on other tools of protection and empowerment in the GDPR and their opportunities for children. Suggestions are put forward as to how the adoption of such tools may enhance children’s rights and how they could be put into practice by DPAs and data controllers.

"The Importance of Privacy by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments in Strengthening Protection of Children’s Personal Data Under the GDPR" by S. van der Hof, E. Lievens Communications Law 2018, Vol. 23, No. 1.