Public Consultation on the Processing of Children’s Personal Data

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The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is running a public consultation on issues relating to the processing of children’s personal data and the rights of children as data subjects under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The DPC invites all interested parties to make written submissions in response to the online consultation document which is available to view or download as a PDF document HERE.

The consultation document identifies the specific issues and questions on which your views and opinions are sought. For instance, one of the issues raised is the fact that although children have the same data protection rights as adults under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the GDPR does not address the issue of when a child should be able to express these rights for themselves.

What Will Happen To The Submissions Sent To The DPC?

Arising from this consultation, the Data Protection Commission will produce a series of guidance materials on the subject of children and data protection.

The Data Protection Commission intends to publish on its website the content of all submissions received in response to this consultation document and the identity of the party making the submission (unless that party is an individual and has expressly requested not to be so identified).

Where Do I Make Submissions To?

Written submissions can be made by email to childrensconsultation@dataprotection.ie. Alternatively, submissions can be posted to: Children’s Consultation, Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2.

What Should I Do Before Making A Submission?

Please read the consultation document before making your submissions, it is available to view or download as a PDF document HERE

Please note that although a list of questions appears in the consultation document that the DPC would like answered, you do not have to answer all of them to take part in the consultation. Answer any or all of them at your discretion.

When Is The Deadline For Submissions?

The final date for responses is Friday 1 March 2019.

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