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Paper analyses protection of children's privacy online; includes recomendations for ICT sector

Author: UNICEF, Published on: 10 March 2017

"Privacy, Protection of Personal Information and Reputation Rights", Mar 2017

This paper analyses the complex relationship between children’s privacy and the internet. While the internet has the ability to emancipate children’s autonomy and enhance independence, children’s privacy can be undermined by a number of risks related to the collection and onward sale of their data and browsing habits, behavior targeting and advertising, the use of biometrics, age verification and the mandatory use of identification, government surveillance and a variety of parental controls. This paper explores these risks to children’s privacy online and puts forward the responsibilities of and opportunities for the ICT sector to respond to these risks.

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