Electronic surveillance


Session: PARALLEL SESSION 1Security I

Date and time: 24th April 2014. (10:30‐12:00)

Author: Laura Plana García

Electronic surveillance

School children are subject to increasingly sophisticated and pervasive forms of surveillance from parents, school authorities, the state and others. This includes school authorities monitoring school children’s social media use and parents using geo-location devices to track their children’s whereabouts. While surveillance is generally justified with considerations of safety, security and discipline, such surveillance may have detrimental effect on the social and personal development of school children. This presentation will enquire into this new threat to children’s privacy and investigate the legal framework in which such surveillance activities take place.


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