European Data Protection Digest

CNIL Launches Youth Awareness Effort

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—FRANCE

January 7, 2011

The French data protection authority has embarked on a campaign to improve data protection awareness among young people, ZDNet France reports. "The goal is to remind young people that vigilance is needed today, especially when it comes to disseminating information about political, sexual, religious or medical matters," the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) said in a statement. Youth must think before publishing as "it is difficult to remove information that can follow you your whole life," the statement said. The CNIL has dedicated €500,000 to the effort, which will disseminate guidance and best-practice tips to students and educators. (Article in French.)
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