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Tuesday, July 19 • 4:10pm - 5:10pm
#WS27 Privacy Policies and Practice for Children in the Digital Era

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Due to the significant increase in access to the internet and other digital technologies in most African countries, children can engage, communicate, share, and learn in the digital space. Children's access to the Internet has multiple advantages, including information access, opportunities for self-expression, expanded horizons of awareness, and a vastly expanded scope for social interaction. However, it also exposes children to risks, including exploitation and abuse by adult users and cyberbullying by peers. This raises concerns as to whether children are aware of and able to freely exercise their right to privacy in the digital age. To respect, protect, and promote children's privacy rights, stakeholders must convene and have ongoing conversations. The core objective is to discuss children's right to privacy in the digital age, how children can realize and exercise their privacy rights, and the roles that various stakeholders, including children, must play to advance children's privacy rights.

Moderators
avatar for Florence Anyango Ogonjo

Florence Anyango Ogonjo

Florence Anyango Ogonjo is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Research Associate at the Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore University. Her research areas focus on Data Governance, Data Protection Policy, Digital rights... Read More →

Speakers
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Cynthia Nzuki

Research Assistant, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (CIPIT)
Cynthia Nzuki is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (CIPIT). She holds an LLB degree from the Strathmore Law School and her interests are in Intellectual Property Law and how intellectual property rights can positively impact individuals... Read More →
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Rachel Achieng

Advocate, High Court of Kenya.
Rachel Achieng focuses her research and work on legal issues that arise when technology is involved, particularly data governance, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. She has worked as a researcher and trainer in the cybersecurity industry, advocating for cybersecurity awareness... Read More →
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Francis Monyango

Advocate, High Court of Kenya
Francis Monyango is an experienced privacy and data protection practitioner based in Nairobi. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Information Privacy Professional- Europe (CIPP/E). He has experience in internet governance and digital rights with a special... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2022 4:10pm - 5:10pm CAT
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