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Companies processing children's data may need explicit consent directly from a child to continue using it once that child reaches maturity, Europe's privacy officials have said. The child may also revoke consent given earlier by a parent or guardian. The Article 29 Working Party, a committee of European countries' data …


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  1. David Urmston Bronze badge

    What age would that be ?

    Pensionable age ?

    Or some new Post Pension age, yet to be spun out by New Labrador ?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How about the childs image?

    As part of my extra curricular activities includes photography, what happens to a child model when they come of age? Can they revoke the permission given to use their image? Some classical portrature continues on to this day. Would it also apply to paintings? Hmmm... this could get nasty!!!

  3. A J Stiles

    @ Michelle Knight

    Images of children, even fully-clothed, are already frowned upon. Please report at once to the Nonce-Finder General's Office, 13th floor, Ministry of Love for re-education.

  4. alain williams Silver badge

    What about adults

    In theory adults have been asked if they consent - all too often they have not, or the consent tick box hidden away.

  5. Britt Johnston

    Making it stick?

    This smells like a tar-baby: a non-problem with huge legal uncertainties to attract attention to the real problem being ignored. That is, full-blown citizens cannot sensibly protect their own data, but HMGovt doesn't want to hear, as providing an enabling framework would weaken the state.

    Which icon for conspiracy theories?

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