Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Portfolio Committee on Social Development (the Committee) on the Children’s Amendment Bill [B18–2020] (the Bill). We note the important purpose of the Bill in, among other aspects, seeking to provide for children’s right to privacy and the protection of their personal information. MMA welcomes this inclusion, noting that privacy is both an important right in itself and an enabler of other rights. Further, we are of the view that the inclusion of children’s privacy rights and the protection of their personal information is a necessary inclusion, particularly in the digital era where much of our lives, and those of children, are moving increasingly online.