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What does this mean?

You have the right to privacy.

Your texts, letters and diaries belong to you.

EXAMPLE: Unless you need help, no one should walk into your dressing room or toilet without your permission.

Learn more about this right

  • UNCRC, article 16, it’s your right to have a private life.
  • There are laws in Ireland that protect your privacy. No one can break into your house as this is your private property.
  • There are other laws that say that organisations can’t keep your personal details (name/address/age) stored for a long time as these are private to you.
  • Newspapers, TV and radio news can’t name children if they are involved in court cases. This protects your name and your privacy.
  • Organisations like the Data Protection Commissioner and Webwise work to help young people know about data and their privacy online.