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.

Blog: As the Children’s code comes in – what’s next? 

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A blog by Stephen Bonner, ICO’s Executive Director of Regulatory Futures and Innovation

25 August 2021

The transition year is up and the Children’s code comes fully into force on 2 September.

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Blog: Spotlight on the Children’s Code standards - best interests of the child, detrimental use of children’s data and data minimisation

A blog by Michael Murray, ICO’s Head of Regulatory Strategy

28 July 2021

Providing detailed explanations of each standard is one of the ways we’re supporting organisations to conform with the ICO’s Children’s Code.

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Blog: ICO creates practical design guidance to help embed children’s privacy standards 

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A blog by Georgina Bourke, Principal Technology Adviser specialising in UX Design

June 2021

In May, I blogged about how we wanted to collaborate with the digital design community to create practical guidance to support conformance with the ICO’s Children’s Code. 

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Applying the Children’s Code harms framework: a gaming sector case study

A blog by Jacob Ohrvik-Stott, Principal Policy Adviser

24 May 2021

On 18 March 2021, the ICO’s Children’s Code team joined Square Enix for a hands-on workshop exploring the Children’s Code harms framework.

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Blog: How the digital design community can help shape the ICO’s work on the Children’s Code 

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A blog by Georgina Bourke, Principal Technology Adviser specialising in UX Design

May 2021

The Children’s Code is a transformative piece of work. It will give children the confidence to explore, play and learn online safely and parents should feel assured that these online services will put their children’s best interests at heart.

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Blog: Spotlight on the Children’s Code standards – data protection impact assessments

A blog by Michael Murray, ICO’s Head of Regulatory Strategy.

May 2021

Our new blog series is one of the ways we’re supporting organisations to comply with the Children’s Code.

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