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Processing data: at what age can pupils give consent?

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Last updated on 23 April 2018
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not define the age at which children can provide consent other than in the context of online services. Read the requirements around age thresholds for consent, and follow good practice advice on seeking consent from pupils.

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  1. 1 ICO guidance on age of consent
  2. 2 Sharing data with online services
  3. 3 Subject access requests
  4. 4 Sharing data with youth support services
  5. 5 Taking and sharing photos
  6. 6 Seeking and using consent: advice

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