Children’s Privacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a growing role in children’s lives, fundamentally reshaping their everyday experiences and places – from their homes, to their schools, to other public services and spaces. Used responsibly, AI technology has remarkable potential to improve the lives of children. However, without effective interventions, the risks to children’s privacy from AI may have profound negative impacts on children’s present and future lives.  Despite these risks, Canadian policy responses to AI and digital privacy protection remain adult-centric, overlooking the specific privacy rights, distinct needs, and unique circumstances of children.

We invite you to join us as we unpack the findings of the Canadian Standards Association’s recent report on AI and children’s privacy . The report focuses on three main areas of risk from AI (data risks, function risks and oversight risks) and looks at possible interventions throughout the AI life cycle, from development through adoption and after use.


Jasmine Irwin, Senior Associate, Springboard Policy
Alannah Dharamshi, Associate, Springboard Policy