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 New Era Education Ltd
Response from News Media Association
Response from News UK
Response from the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
Response from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Response from the Online Dating Association
Response from the Open Rights Group & Other civil society organisations
Response from the Open Rights Group
Response from Parent Zone
Response from PHSE Association
Response from the PPA
Response from PRIVO - 1 of 3
Response from PRIVO - 2 of 3
Response from PRIVO - 3 of 3
Response from Reach
Response from RODOCODO Ltd
Response from Safecast
Response from Schillings LLP
Response from scientists and technologists
Response from the Scottish Government and Education Scotland
Response from Snap Inc
Response from the Society of Editors
Response from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
Response from the South West Grid for Learning Trust
Response from Super Awesome
Response from TalkTalk
Response from Taylor Wessing LLP
Response from techUK
Response from Telefonica UK Ltd
Response from the Telegraph Media Group
Response from TIGA
Response from TikTok UK
Response from TODIF
Response from UCL, Department of Information Studies
Response from UK Finance - 1 of 2
Response from UK Finance - 2 of 2
Response from the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE)
Response from the UK's PSBs
Response from the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC)
Response from Veeloop
Response from Viacom
Response from Virgin Media
Response from Vodafone
Response from Warwickshire County Records Office
Response from Yoti
Response from Young Scot o.b.o. 5Rights Youth Leadership Group