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Wednesday, November 27 • 11:30 - 13:00
WS 170 Children's Privacy and Data Protection in Digital Contexts

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  • William Bird, Media Monitoring Africa 
  • Daniela Tews, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.

Policy Questions:
What are the views and positions of different stakeholders on children's rights to privacy and data protection? Who is responsible for the protection of data of children and how to fill the gaps of implementation? How to responsibly balance between protection and participation rights of children?


Personal rights such as the right to privacy and honour are not new. However, they become particularly relevant in the context of digital media use and digitisation. In view of the rapid and diverse distribution channels, personal data such as images or personal data in various forms like location or interests can quickly get out of control of one's own sphere of action and cause lasting damage. Especially when it comes to children and young people being online and becoming consumers of products and services, a particularly high responsibility to protect their privacy at various institutional levels is justified. These stakeholders must develop appropriate strategies that correspond and work together. Individuals, families, educational institutions and the state, and especially providers and developers of technologies, algorithms, games and online services, have to put personal rights before particular interests. These stakeholders are well aware of the many risks of media use and their responsibility towards children. However, their practice and actions often contradict this. There is a need for understanding and action here.

  1. Experts Input
  2. Break-Out Session
  3. Presentation Wall
  4. Reflection and Discussion

  • Steffen Eisentraut, Head of International Affairs, jugendschutz.net, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
  • Sonia Livingstone OBE, Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
  • Phakamile Khumalo, Coordinator„Web Rangers Project”, Media Monitoring Africa, Civil Society, African Group
  • Gehad Madi, Member of the UN Comittee on the Rights of the Child, Intergovernmental Organization, African Group
  • Kai Hanke, Deputy Director, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V. (German Children´s Fund), Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
  • Rebekka Weiß, Head of Trust & Security, Bitkom e.V., Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Session Organizers
avatar for Frederik Jagielski

Frederik Jagielski

Student Assistant, Coordination Office for Children's Rights, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V. (German Children´s Fund)
Student - Social Sciences M.A., HU
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Daniela Tews

Media Policy Advisor - Coordination Office for Children's Rights, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.
Children's Rights in digital environment

Wednesday November 27, 2019 11:30 - 13:00 CET
Raum I