The Spanish Data Protection Agency has launched a privacy handbook for children and parents with useful advice and recommendations on how to browse the internet with the appropriate safeguards by following a set of simple rules. The guide, based on the current Spanish Data Protection Act, sets out the underlying principles of the Data Protection Laws. It provides a definition of the right to data protection and personal data and addresses issues such as the scope of the legislation, the special protection of children’s privacy rights and the privacy risks to which minors are exposed. It then gives a basic overview of the fundamental principles of data protection.
In Spain, parental consent is required for processing of data for children under the age of 14. It is forbidden to request personal data from the minor’s relatives such as household income, profession or leisure preferences.