Age appropriate design: a code of practice for online services


The UK Information Commissioner’s guidance on age-appropriate design for digital services likely to be accessed by children.

Originally published by UK Information Commissioner's Office.

This code provides practical guidance about how to ensure your online services appropriately safeguard children’s personal data. You should follow the code to help you process children’s data fairly. It will also enable you to design services that comply, and demonstrate you comply, with the GDPR and PECR. If you do not follow this code, you are likely to find it difficult to demonstrate your compliance, should we take regulatory action against you.

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