On Friday (22 November), the Information Commissioner’s Office submitted the final version of the Age Appropriate Design Code to government.
The code will need to be approved by Parliament before it takes effect, although this will not take place until after a new government is formed.
The Code was commissioned by the Government in order to create standards that provide adequate safeguarding for children from online harms and abuse. The final version of the Code has been updated to reflect the detailed consultation carried out by the ICO earlier this year. TIGA‘s summary of the Code can be found here.
Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, has called the final Code, ‘effective, proportionate and achievable’.
The ICO’s full statement on the submission can be found here.