On Wednesday 2 September 2020, the ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code came into force.
The Age Appropriate Design Code, otherwise known as the Children’s Code, is a statutory code of practice for online services, such as apps, online games and web and social media sites which are likely to be accessed by children.
The code will require digital services to automatically provide children with a built-in baseline of data protection whenever they download a new app, game or visit a website.
Companies that offer online services and products to children in the UK now have 12 months to get everything in place. The ICO is providing a package of support for all sizes of business along the way. Organisations and businesses will need to conform to the code by 2 September 2021.
The ICO’s guide to the code can be read in full here.