What Does The GDPR Mean For Our Security?
On May 25, the new GDPR regulation entered. After that, many European citizens were “bombarded” by hundreds of messages, SMS, emails, etc. from different companies asking us to accept the new privacy conditions, but did we accept the conditions being aware of what it really meant for our privacy?
Internet Secura For Kids offers the keys at the security level that the new GDPR regulation offers to all Internet users:
- The first thing is to update. The European standard emphasizes, for any service that processes personal data, the obligation to inform the user about who processes them, what that company will do with them, why they treat them, how long it will keep them or who will communicate them. And the first step is to check that we have understood how each of the services uses our information and that of our children.
- Express authorization to use digital services. Second, in the face of requests for updating privacy permissions, what the rule indicates is that consent, in general, must be free, informed, specific, and unequivocal, in a language understandable to the minor. For this reason, it is advisable to explain to them what these notices are due to and carry out this review with them, especially if our child is under 14 years of age, promoting critical thinking in them.
- Verified starting age. The RGPD ensures a more effective parental verification in the access of minors under 14 years of age to digital services. For this, a simple information module will not suffice, but platforms and websites have to provide mechanisms for parents to confirm the age of the minor and their consent.
- Subsequent rectifications and right to be forgotten. The RGPD allows us to reverse the so-called sharing, or the practice of parents publishing content on social media related to their children and that contributes to the digital identity of children, with better or worse results. Thus, both parents who regret these publications within the age of guardianship of the minor, as well as the minors, alluded to, may request rectification if they consider that they are not satisfied with these publications. Despite having this advantage, in some situations, it is not so easy to eliminate a posteriori certain digital traces, so it is appropriate to think in terms of the future and be prudent when sharing and transferring information that could compromise us or third parties, such as our children.