A child rights-based approach to encryption

Date: 13th February 2023
Category: Access to appropriate information, Protection of privacy, Best interests of the child

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The regulation of encryption is a long-debated issue and has been identified as an area that needs added protections for children against the violation of their rights. This new report sets out a child rights-based approach to encryption to influence policy making on this issue.

After companies like Apple making plans to introduce new digital features to their devices such as scanning tools, children’s rights organisations recognise the need for more child safety principles and protective policing in the digital space. CRIN and Defend Digital Me have created a report based on the importance of using an approach to encryption that upholds all of children’s rights, from protection from sexual violence to privacy and free expression.