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How does the GDPR make extra provision for children?

The GDPR contains new provisions for children, particularly these apply to commercial internet services, such as social networking.

For children between the ages of 13 and 15 (inclusive), the general rule is that an organisation should seek consent to process their Personal Data through the consent of a parental or guardian, unless the relevant individual Member State legislates to reduce the age threshold – although the threshold can never drop below 13 years of age. Children aged 16 or older may give consent for the Processing of their Personal Data themselves.

The UK has chosen 13 as the age of consent for a child rather than 16 as in some other Member States.

If an organisation collects children’s Personal Data, they must:

  • have a system to verify individuals’ ages
  • have a process for obtaining the consent of a parent or guardian
  • explain, in ways children will understand, how their Personal Information will be managed. One way to do this is with a privacy notice.

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