On June 2, 2008, the Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD) published its guide “Rights of Boys and Girls and Duties of Fathers and Mothers”, in order to inform minors of their data protection rights online, at school and in their immediate surroundings. Using simple language, the guide also reminds parents of their children’s right to data protection.

Earlier this year, on April 19, Royal Decree 1720/2007 took effect, developing and clarifying the terms laid out in Spanish data protection law. It requires parental consent before soliciting or handling personal data of children under 14 and ban the collection of information concerning family members from the child.

The AEPD guide is available (in Spanish) at: