Children's data and online harms

February 2024

5 Insights

5 Insights

We look at some of the latest guidance and regulation relating to processing children's personal data with a focus on the UK, Spain and the USA.  We also look at the use of children's data in the context of protecting them from harmful online content using age verification and assurance, at the overlap between the ICO's Children's Code and the UK's Online Safety Act, and at the issues engaged when children's personal data is used to train or is otherwise processed by AI.

Inheriting the future – children, AI and data

Victoria Hordern looks at the impact of AI on children, and at the role of AI and data protection legislation in protecting them from potential AI-related harms.

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Age verification and age assurance – data protection and online safety

Megan Lukins looks at recently updated ICO guidance on data protection compliance when using age verification to protect children from harmful online content, particularly in the context of the UK's Online Safety Act.

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Likely to be accessed by children – the ICO's Children's Code and the Online Safety Act

Debbie Heywood looks at what the ICO's Children's Code and the Online Safety Act mean by the term "likely to be accessed by children" and at overlaps and differences in requirements.

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They’re coming to America: what is new with US children’s privacy laws?

Sheppard Mullin's Liisa Thomas and Kathryn Smith look at what businesses operating in the US need to do to comply with current and incoming children's privacy laws.

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Spain's approach to age verification systems and protecting children from inappropriate content

ECIJA's Teresa Pereyra Caramé and Rubén Lahiguera Gallardo look at the Spanish Data Protection Authority's practical guide on protecting minors from inappropriate online content.

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