The ICO’s new Age Appropriate Design Code (“the Children’s Code”) is now effective.

Children are defined widely under the Code as anyone under the age of 18. This marks a significant change in the UK where, for some years, additional data protection obligations have been triggered only in relation to children under the age of 13.

If your organisation engages with children or teenagers online, it’s important to determine whether your services are covered by the Code and, if they are, to comply! 

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For more advice on the Children’s Code, including a Children’s Code Health Check of your online service, please contact Victoria Hordern.