Apr 172019
 
 April 17, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

GDPR is very protective of children, and like FERPA, can be confusing at times to parents who want to understand what is allowed and what is not.  Adrian Weckler reports:

Irish school principals who tell parents they cannot take photos at communions or sports days “because of GDPR” are wrong, says Ireland’s data privacy authority.

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued new guidance because of confusion among parents, teachers and children’s organisations over the matter.

“This type of activity falls under the so-called household exemption under the GDPR,” says the DPC’s newly-published guidance.

“This provides that the GDPR does not apply when a person processes personal data, for example, a photograph of someone, in the course of a purely personal or household activity.”

The privacy authority also says that GDPR doesn’t strictly prohibit posting photos taken at school events on social media, either.

Read more on Independent.ie.

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