18 Jan Canadian Watchdog Pushes for Privacy Awareness in Young Kids
Canada’s privacy watchdog recently launched a campaign seeking to raise the awareness of grade schoolers on matters of personal data collection by devices, apps, and social media.
According to Statistics Canada, Canadian youths around 15 to 24 go on the Internet everyday, and three fourths of students have some kind of social media account. Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien said that while kids are more familiar with the technology, they are often a bit more daring and may not think about the consequences of their actions, like posting pictures that may later haunt them.
Thierren’s office also said that while Canadian law provides restrictions on how companies can collect and use the personal data of Canadians, the watchdog treats the data of children as exceptionally sensitive.
Source: The Star