Submitted by The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is consulting on having an age appropriate code which will provide additional safeguards to GDPR for children in terms of their personal data.

The consultation opened on 27 June and closes on 19 September.  

The Code will provide guidance on the design standards that the Commissioner will expect providers of online ‘Information Society Services’ (ISS), which process personal data and are likely to be accessed by children, to meet.

Once it has been published, the Commissioner will be required to take account of any provisions of the Code she considers to be relevant when exercising her regulatory functions. The courts and tribunals will also be required to take account of any provisions they consider to be relevant in proceedings brought before them. The Code may be submitted as evidence in court proceedings