Digital Platforms and Markets
Protection of personal data and childhood
Objective: to carry out a comprehensive analysis of privacy, personal data, and childhood from the monitoring of authorities and laws around the world.
Status: Em Andamento
Supporter(s): Alana Institute (2020)
Despite significant inequalities in internet access around the world, the number of children and adolescents active in the digital environment is very expressive. In this context, it is urgent to understand the different impacts of current business models that involve intense mining of children and adolescents’ data, advertisement profiling techniques using such data, in addition to the various forms of commercial exploitation of children that are becoming increasingly common in the dynamics of digital platforms.
Based on these assumptions, the project carries out extensive monitoring of institutional and regulatory movements for the protection of privacy and personal data of children and adolescents, in Brazil and in the world. Additionally, it intends to promote an agenda, always linked to the peculiarities of the Global South, based on the principle of the best interest of youth, with the defense of children’s rights, and their implementation by design and by default.