For its first edition, the Stefano Rodotà Award goes to Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, for their project which investigates privacy and data protection from a children’s rights perspective.
Their thrilling project caught the Jury’s attention for its critical and forward-looking analysis of children’s rights to privacy and data protection in the digital era, investigating whether there is a need for a re-conceptualisation of those rights in the light of recent legal, technological and social developments. The holistic child rights-oriented approach of the project and the consideration of new emerging data processing practices (e.g. on the basis of artificial intelligence and machine-learning) convinced the Jury of the necessity of this research.
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