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Wednesday, May 16 • 12:00 - 13:15
Young, Safe and Free: Respecting Children's Online Privacy and Freedom of Expression

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This is chance to talk about practical steps that companies and public authorities can take to protect and empower children online. Companies and Data Protection Authorities will share how they consider risks to children's privacy online while still providing children with full, open and enriching online experiences. Civil society organizations will highlight the work that remains to be done, and academic researchers will ground this in evidence about how children exercise their rights to privacy and freedom of expression online.

Last year, we began a dialog on children's rights to privacy and freedom of expression at RightsCon. The GDPR will soon bring many changes, and UNICEF has recently published a Toolkit on Children's Online Privacy and Freedom of Expression to bring these issues to a global scale. This session will be an opportunity to highlight progress and pitfalls at a critical time, and create an open and transparent conversation about the challenges we all face in balancing children's rights in a digital world.

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Sarah Jacobstein

Child Rights & Business Specialist, UNICEF USA

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Jasmina Byrne

Jasmina Byrne is a senior researcher working in UNICEF Office of Research- Innocenti, Florence, Italy. She leads UNICEF's global research on children and the internet and have overseen and contributed to UNICEF studies related to child safety online, cyberbullying and child rights... Read More →
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Fred Carter

Senior Policy & Technology Advisor, Privacy Commissioner / Ontario
My primary responsibilities are to provide strategic research, information, and advisory services to IPC commissioners and management on a wide range of technology and privacy policy issues. I am the principal author of many IPC publications dealing with online educational services... Read More →
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Sandra Cortesi

Director of Youth and Media, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Children and young people

Patrik Hiselius

Senior Advisor, Digital Rights, Telia Company
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Natasha Jackson

Head of Public Policy & Consumer Affairs, GSMA

Ariel Fox Johnson

Senior Counsel, Common Sense Media

Wednesday May 16, 2018 12:00 - 13:15 EDT