Bloomberg Law
Sept. 6, 2019, 7:01 AM

Irish Privacy Regulator Eyes Online Use of Kids’ Data

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Ireland’s privacy regulator is weighing potential probes into how some online companies handle children’s data.

The Irish privacy office is “scoping” children’s privacy enforcement actions, Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon told Bloomberg Law, without naming specific companies.

“There will absolutely have to be changes and will be changes in terms of how” online companies handle children’s data, Dixon, a leading European Union privacy official, said. It’s a “big area of importance” for the commission, she added.

Dixon can levy penalties of 4% percent of annual revenues, or 20 million euros, whichever is greater, under the European Union’s General Data ...

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