European Data Protection Digest

EDPS Issues Opinion on Online Child Protection

PRIVACY LAW—EU

July 26, 2012

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has released an opinion on the European Commission’s communication on the “European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children.” In addition to supporting the EC’s initiatives to make a safer Internet for children, “The EDPS underlines that data protection requirements should be appropriately considered by industry, member states and the European Commission,” adding that the contemporary approach to age verification on the Internet is “fragmented and lacks harmonisation.” The opinion also looks into the right to be forgotten, behavioural advertising and fair processing of information.
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