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What does this mean?

You have the right to privacy.

This right is often balanced with the best interest of the child. If an adult is worried about your safety, they may look in your locker/diary or your phone.

EXAMPLE: Only certain people should be able to know and read your medical records in school. They should be on a ‘need to know’ basis. This protects your privacy.


Learn more about this right

  • UNCRC, article 16, it’s your right to have a private life.
  • Under the Data Protection Acts 1988 & 2003, it’s your right that your personal details (name/address/age) are used appropriately and kept by organisations in a safe and secure way.
  • Under the Children Act, 2001, it’s your right that your name isn’t published in the media if you are involved in a court case in the Children’s Court, if you are under the age of 18. This protects your privacy.
  • Under the Child Care Act 1991, it’s your right that your name isn’t published in the media, and that you aren’t identifiable, if your parents are in the Family Court regarding your custody arrangements.