More data is collected about children growing up today than ever before.
Data can deliver an incredible range of benefits to individuals and society, but we do not know everything about how children’s data might be used – not just now, but also in the future, as children become adults.
The Children's Commissioner is concerned that information collected about a child today might jeopardise their future, potentially affecting whether they are offered a university place, job or financial products (such as insurance or credit). She is worried by the risk of a child’s data being used to commit identity theft when the child turns 18.
Our aim has been to map the key points at which children data is collected and explore the possible implications of this.Read the full report