We need to talk about the Irish 'digital age of consent," Prof Barry O'Sullivan and Mary Aiken write in The Irish Times
Prof Barry O'Sullivan has teamed up with world-renowned cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken to write an opinion piece in The Irish Times about Ireland's proposed 'digital age of consent.' The special rapporteur for children in Ireland recently recommended that Ireland set the age of consent at 13, the lowest possible age under the European Union's soon-to-be introduced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under this recommendation, a child over 13, could agree to internet providers' terms and conditions without the consent of their parents. O'Sullivan and Aiken argue that children mature at different age ranges and that Ireland should err on the side of caution and set the age at 16, the highest age allowable under the GDPR. You can read the full article here.