Data Protection

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has recently published four short guides for parents on children’s data protection rights under the GDPR (see links below). These guides are intended to help parents to understand their children’s rights and to answer questions that can arise in typical situations where those rights apply.

English and Irish language versions of guides can be found on the Data Protection Commissions’ website by clicking on one of the following links below. (English) (Irish)

Below is a summary and link to each invidual guide, as well as a copy of Temple Street Hospital School’s Data Protection Policy:

My child’s data protection rights – the basics

This guide outlines some of the issues that can arise when a parent seeks to exercise data protection rights on behalf of their child.

Children’s data and parental consent

This guide looks at the meaning of the ‘age of digital consent’ and outlines when parents’ consent may be needed for processing their child’s personal data, and how parents can approach those cases.

Protecting my child’s data

This guide is intended to help parents understand the rights that they have in relation to their children’s data and gives some useful advice on how to protect their children’s rights.

Are there any limits on my child’s data protection rights?

This guide outlines some important limits to how and when children’s data protection rights may be exercised, whether by children themselves or by parents on their behalf. It outlines some common situations where these can arise and suggests ways in which parents can address them.

Temple Street Hospital School’s Data Protection Policy