DATA PROTECTION DAY 2023
Data Protection Day is an annual event celebrated internationally on 28th January, to raise awareness of the importance of privacy and data protection.
This year, particularly in view of the increasingly interconnected online world in which we live, the Information Commissioner launched a public campaign (the “Campaign”) to better understand and examine the prevalence of online information sharing by parents and/or guardians, a phenomenon that is termed “sharenting”.
Titled “Data Protection in a World of Sharenting”, the Campaign was launched in October 2022 with the publication of an online survey, the issuance of a dual infographic and an awareness-raising audio-visual highlighting the pros and cons of the sharenting phenomenon.
The Campaign concluded with a report, which explores the extent of sharenting in Gibraltar and assesses the levels of data protection awareness amongst local parents and/or guardians.