The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

John Edwards, UK Information Commissioner, said:

“The moves being made in California to follow in the footsteps of the ICO’s Children’s code speaks to the influence and leadership the UK has in the digital economy.

“A Californian law would further increase the protections that children have online, and continue a global trend towards sensible and practical regulation that keeps children safe to enjoy the benefits of the digital world.”

For more information on the ICO Children's code visit the Age appropriate design code (Children's code).