Privacy and Children

Issued by:
Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
To inform the public of the topic of the Special Rapporteur’s upcoming report to the HRC in March 2021


In his next report, the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy will examine the privacy rights of children and how this right interacts with the interests of other actors as the child develops the capacity for autonomy.

The focus of the Special Rapporteur’s report is on how privacy affects the evolving capacity of the child and the growth of autonomy, and what factors enhance or constrain this development.

Inputs received

Submissions were sought from all interested stakeholders in all regions in order to obtain a wide range of perspectives. Reports on consultations with children and research reports are welcomed. The deadline for submissions was 30 September 2020.

The submissions relate to the privacy rights of children (under the age of 18) and issues relating to their independence and autonomy in any of the following, or other relevant areas. The PDF document provides more detail on the list of specific issues that will be covered.

Submissions will be published here by default and contributors may be referenced in the report.