A child-rights response to the Data: a new direction consultation

16/12/2021 | LSE

In their response to the DCMS consultation to overhaul the UK's data protection regime, Data: a new direction, LSE's Professor Sonia Livingstone and 5Rights Foundation researcher Kruakae Pothong have drawn on their own considerable research (see article for links) from the perspective of children's rights, which has led them to recommend the Data Protection Act and UK GDPR should be strengthened in children's best interests. This article provides an edited account of some of their answers and multiple reference sources.

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