Expect to see this being drafted into law once we’ve got past the election in the UK…:
The Government included provisions in the Data Protection Act 2018 to create standards that provide proper safeguards for children when they are online.
As part of that, the ICO was required to produce a statutory age appropriate design code of practice which has been dubbed the Kids Code.
The code is rooted in existing data protection laws (the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018), that are regulated and enforced by the ICO.
The final version of the code reflects a detailed consultation carried out by the ICO.
The ICO received around 450 responses to the draft code sent out for consultation in April 2019 and has conducted dozens of meetings with trade bodies, industry representatives, campaigners and individual organisations. The views it gathered have helped inform the final version of the code.