Keywords: children, data privacy, online activities
In May 2015, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner announced the
results of a study carried out in October 2014, which revealed that
children are now going online at a much younger age than ever
before. The study revealed a fundamental lack of awareness on the
part of the children themselves, their parents and teachers alike
of the serious risks that are posed to a child's data privacy
through their online activities.
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