Statutory code of practice to protect children and young people’s data developed

Date: 21st August 2020

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The Information Commissioner has issued the Age Appropriate Design Code, which is a statutory code of practice setting out specific protections for children and young people’s data and requiring companies to provide a much higher level of privacy protection by default.

The Age Appropriate Design Code is due to come into force on 2nd September 2020, requiring companies which offer digital services to children and young people to follow a clear set of statutory rules when collecting and storing their data.

Meanwhile, at an international level, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is seeking comments on a preliminary draft of a General Comment which considers children’s rights in the digital world. Read more about this here.