GDPR – What are my rights? A video series.

Our vision at COFACE is to build digital citizenship for the future, by empowering families harness the full potential of technology. See here our COFACE Families Europe Digitalisation principles for creating a better Internet and web for all.

COFACE Families Europe monitors EU legislation and its impact on families. The General Data Protection Regulation is also on our radar, and its transposition in national law is now complete (since May 2018). There are a number of features and concepts in this Regulation which could potentially transform the web, including the way children and families experience it (see our policy brief). In order to communicate this impact more practically, we are preparing a series of educational videos about the GDPR and new rights acquired.

The aim of the video series is to:

  • raise awareness about the impact of the EU in daily life
  • take a closer look at some of the digital rights of the GDPR
  • provide some practical and educational tips on how to test your new digital rights.


Episode 1: Data Portability

The first video in the series focuses on data portability (Article 23 of the GDPR enshrines this right). The idea is simple: it is a right which allows you to ask any online service provider you use, to let you either download all of your data or to transfer your data to another online service provider of your choice. Why would you want to do that? That’s up to you, but there are several cases where it makes sense. See more in the video!


Episode 2: PART 1: Profiling & automated decisions

The second video in the series focuses on your rights in relation to profiling and individual automated decision-making. This sounds very complicated, but our Policy Officer Martin Schmalzried knows how to break it down. In this first part on the topic, he will explain what profiling and individual automated decisions are and how they can impact you and your daily life.


Episode 3: PART 2: Profiling & automated decisions explained

The third video in the series is a continuation of Episode 2 on profiling and automated decision-making. Our Policy Officer Martin Schmalzried goes into detail about the specific rights that citizen’s have by the GDPR when it comes to these processes which influence your everyday life.


Watch this space for more videos…

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