Non-GCSE – Lesson 4 – Right to privacy

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

Having learnt about what kinds of data are being collected online, learners are now presented with the topic of privacy. In this lesson, learners will discover and discuss their rights to privacy in the UK. Learners will be presented with UK laws such as Article 8 of the Human Rights Act, the Investigatory Powers Act (2016), and the Data Protection Act (2018), as well as the terms and conditions of social media platforms. These will inform a class discussion in which learners will decide whether they think their privacy rights are being upheld. Learners will then consider the different possible levels of privacy rights and how they think they should be set for society.

Learning objectives

  • Investigate the legal rights to privacy within the UK
  • Discuss which rights are believed to be upheld
  • Debate whether the right to privacy is important, why this might be the case, and if the right to privacy is in tension with any other rights

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