In this video, Mandy Huth reviews Article 8 of GDPR. Learn about rules for children under the age of 16, children's development, and the requirement of plain language.
- [Instructor] Article Eight of GDPR covers the special requirements for personal data of children under 16 years of age. Children require special protections due to their vulnerability at that age. This provision requires parental consent to ensure their safety. Research shows that teenager media literacy increases from the ages of 12 to 15. For that reason, 16 is the minimum age which a person can join an online service without the consent of their parents.
Any data that is processed and any notices for children must be child-friendly, which is about the level of language used in those communications. A young person cannot decide for themselves and therefore, the language must be as plain as possible. Because children's vocabulary may be limited at younger ages, it is required that any information be presented in plain language that anyone can understand.
Special provisions protect children to ensure their personal data is only processed when necessary.
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- Compliance deadlines and penalties
- Data controllers and data processors under GDPR
- Exploring the role of the data protection office
- Technical measures outlined in the GDPR
- Reviewing the right to be forgotten and the situations that allow erasure
- Rules for children under the age of 16
- Breach notification