Some say that current privacy laws are outdated
On November 20, National Children’s Day, it is important to remember what rights children in Canada have and what rights they are still fighting for.
Rights such as: the right to online privacy.
What it is?
When you access social networks, download applications, or play online video games, you share some of your personal information with the companies behind those applications.
And you have the right to keep this information confidential, such as your name and place of origin.
That’s because you’re a child, and Canada is committed to recognizing children’s rights.
In particular, two documents define what rights children should have: the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Both were written before the Internet became a large part of our lives.
While some countries, such as the United States, have laws to protect children’s online privacy rights, Canada does not.
But is it really that important? And is anyone doing anything about it?
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