Lien Mostmans on the age limit for parental consent in the GDPR

Article 8 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU member states the power to choose any minimum age of consent for data in law for children between the ages of 13 and 16. A fragmented landscape now exists, however, as member states have decided differently. Starting from the idea that children are emerging moral media actors in their own right, Lien Mostmans, a PhD researcher at Cemeso (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), consulted with children and their parents, and explains how raising the age limit for parental consent to 16 would be a bad idea.

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