Does the GDPR offer a solution to the ‘problem’ of sharenting?

Claire Bessant*, Maximilian Schnebbe

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‘‘Sharenting,, is a term used to describe parents’ actions when they disclose content about their children using social media. Concerns are increasingly being expressed about the impact of sharenting upon children’s privacy, with suggestions being made that children whose information has been shared online should be afforded a right to be forgotten. To date, however, no-one has examined how or whether a child could use the General Data Protection Regulation (‘‘GDPR,,)’s right to erasure (the ‘‘right to be forgotten,,) to remove sharented personal data. Limited academic consideration has been given to whether parents who sharent are data controllers under the GDPR and thus subject to controllers’ obligations under that regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-356
Number of pages5
JournalDatenschutz und Datensicherheit
Issue number6
Early online date31 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022


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