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Baker McKenzie recently hosted a roundtable discussion focused on Online Safety and Privacy for Children and Teenagers, led by Elizabeth Denham CBE, former UK Information Commissioner and consultant to our Toronto and London offices, and our California privacy and consumer protection partners Lothar Determann and Jonathan Tam. The session covered online youth protection laws and the perceived issues they’re intended to address, including protecting kids’ and teens’ mental health; the appropriateness of online materials and the algorithms that serve them up; ensuring that online interactions are safe; and the responsible processing of minors’ personal information.

Elizabeth, Lothar and Jonathan began the discussion with an overview of relevant US, UK/EEA and Canadian laws, including the California and UK’s Age-Appropriate Design Rules, and was followed by an engaging, thoughtful discussion featuring shared strategies for navigating these issues effectively. Linked below is a video that summarizes the roundtable discussions, including some of the struggles, solutions and insights into these critical topics.