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UK now expects compliance with children’s privacy design code


In the U.K., a 12-month grace period for compliance with a design code aimed at protecting children online expires today — meaning app makers offering digital services in the market which are “likely” to be accessed by children (defined in this context as users under 18 years old) are expected to comply with a set of standards intended to safeguard kids from being tracked and profiled.
The age appropriate design code came into force on September 2 last year however the U.K.’s data protection watchdog, the ICO, allowed the maximum grace period for hitting compliance to give organizations time to …

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