Does the GDPR offer a solution to the ’problem’ of sharenting?

Bessant, Claire and Schnebbe, Maximilian (2022) Does the GDPR offer a solution to the ’problem’ of sharenting? Datenschutz und Datensicherheit - DuD, 46 (6). pp. 352-356. ISSN 1614-0702

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‘‘Sharenting,, is a term used to describe parents’ actions when they disclose content about their children using social media. Concerns are increasingly being expressed about the impact of sharenting upon children’s privacy, with suggestions being made that children whose information has been shared online should be afforded a right to be forgotten. To date, however, no-one has examined how or whether a child could use the General Data Protection Regulation (‘‘GDPR,,)’s right to erasure (the ‘‘right to be forgotten,,) to remove sharented personal data. Limited academic consideration has been given to whether parents who sharent are data controllers under the GDPR and thus subject to controllers’ obligations under that regulation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2022 08:42
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2022 13:13

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