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Friday, May 18 • 12:00 - 13:15
Youth Autonomy and Surveillance Culture: A Rights-based approach

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Young people today are the first generation that has been tracked since birth. Their information has been recorded, shared and sold since their first days, rendering their right to privacy a polite fiction at best. The internet creates new possibilities for children to express themselves, but this continual monitoring deeply undermines the value of these opportunities. Too many platform holders and governments are currently blithely ignoring their responsibility to uphold these rights.

This interactive session will critique specific examples of ongoing corporate and governmental privacy practices around young people, and ask our panelists to imagine a better future for their rights - what it would look like, and how we could get there from here.

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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns and Advocacy Coordinator, IFEX

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Nighat Dad

Founder and Director, Digital Rights Foundation
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Jen Persson

Director, defenddigitalme
privacy | education | children | AI | datafication | classroom surveillance | behavioural science | genomics | New report -- State of Data 2018: Lessons for Policy Makers with a view to GDPR in education [England]. @TheABB @defenddigitalme

Veronica Yates

Director, Child Rights International Network

Friday May 18, 2018 12:00 - 13:15 EDT