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.

The Children’s code is a transformative code of practice that aims to better protect children in the digital world. One in five people who use the internet is a child but the internet was never designed with them in mind. Product teams have an opportunity to reset how they design online services placing children’s privacy at the centre.

The ICO has created design guidance to help designers understand and apply the code in practice. At the ICO’s first design and data protection conference, we want to share the Children’s code design guidance with designers and product teams working on products and services used by children from across the UK. We will hear from experts about applying the code and facilitate activities and workshops that will support dialogue and improve outcomes. This conference will be of particular interest to practitioners across the fields of product and service design.

The agenda and speakers for the event will be confirmed soon.