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 ICO has now submitted the Age Appropriate Design Code to the Secretary of State. The Code gives the design standards we will expect providers of online services and apps used by children to meet when they process their data. It is a requirement of the Data Protection Act 2018 (the Act). The Act supports and supplements the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).

As part of the development of the Code we published a draft of the Code for consultation. We have now published the consultation responses (apart from any made by individuals acting in a private capacity) and our summary of the responses.

For more information about what we do with personal data please see our privacy notice.

Response from the 5 Rights Foundation
Response from ACT The App Association
Response from the Advertising Association - 1 of 2
Response from the Advertising Association - 2 of 2
Response from the Age Check Certification Scheme
Response from the Alliance for Childhood
Response from the Alan Turing Institute
Response from an anonymous ISS not for use by children
Response from an anonymous journalist
Response from an anonymous professional 1
Response from an anonymous professional 2
Response from an anonymous school governor
Response from Lewis Silkin LLP o.b.o. Association of Online Publishers (AOP)
Response from Avaaz - 1 of 2
Response from Avaaz - 2 of 2
Response from Barnado's
Response from Bates Wells Braithwaite
Response from the BBC
Response from Bird & Bird LLP - 1 of 2
Response from Bird & Bird LLP - 2 of 2
Response from the British Retail Consortium
Response from the British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC)
Response from the British Toy & Hobby Association - 1 of 3
Response from the British Toy & Hobby Association - 2 of 3
Response from the British Toy & Hobby Association - 3 of 3
Response from BT Group
Response from the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP)
Response from Carl Gottlieb
Response from Carnegie UK
Response from the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI)
Response from the Centre for Information Policy Leadership
Response from Channel 4
Response from Childnet
Response from the Children's Commissioner
Response from the Children's Society
Response from CHIS
Response from CLIC Sargent
Response from the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) - 1 of 2
Response from the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) - 2 of 2
Response from a coalition for industry representatives
Response from the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA)
Response from Common Sense
Response from Conde Nast Britain
Response from COSLA