What are my rights

Sometimes they ask questions that are not even related to what you’re signing up for.

boy, year 11, Essex

Like all internet users, children have the right to:

  • Be informed: you have the right to see a clear and easily-understood privacy notice that explains what the company is, what data they collect, and how they will use your data.
  • Access your data: you have the right to ask any company to give you a copy of all the personal data they hold about you.
  • Correct your data: you can correct any incorrect personal data or complete incomplete data they hold about you. It’s called right to rectification.
  • Delete your personal data: you have the right to have your personal data deleted. It’s called right to erasure.
  • Limit data use: you can restrict how companies use or process your personal data in some cases.
  • Object to data use: you can ask any company to stop processing your data, even if it’s gained in a legal way.
  • Move your data: you can request all your data to be sent from one company to another. It’s called right to data portability.
  • Refuse automated decisions and profiling: sometimes computers process your data and make decisions on their own, without a person. You have the right to object to this use of your personal data.
  • Complain: you can report concerns to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You may want to ask a trusted adult to help you.

As a child, you are entitled to extra protection, so, it’s important not to give an older age when you are using apps and online services.

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