E-safety expert John Carr explains what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means for you and your child and their safety online.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU measure which becomes law in May 2018. Any country that wants to be able to send or receive data across EU boundaries is going to have to comply with its key terms so the UK Government announced it will be bringing a Data Protection Bill to Parliament to incorporate the GDPR into UK domestic law. Brexit? What Brexit?
There are still huge uncertainties surrounding the way the GDPR will work but one thing is definite. It is going to be hugely important for children and young people. Among other things it will change our law about the age of consent for data purposes. Up to now the UK Information Commissioner told us there was no fixed age at which a