Collins: Ireland has erred on digital age of consent

Tech entrepreneur Dylan Collins has no time for the idea that social media cannot operate without harvesting children’s data, writes Leanna Byrne

Dylan Collins, chief executive of SuperAwesome Picture: Fergal Phillips

The GDPR deadline is only six weeks away. And before you ask, yes, we are sick of talking about it too. But what has yet to be discussed at length is GDPR-K, the kids’ version of GDPR that is introducing provisions specifically written to protect the data privacy of children online.

The US pioneered kids’ digital privacy law with the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (Coppa), which effectively banned behavioural advertising, re-targeting, ...