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On 21 January 2020 the ICO published its Age-Appropriate Design Code of practice for online services following a public consultation in April 2019. The ICO is required to prepare this statutory Code under Section 123 of the Data Protection Act 2018. In terms of next steps, the Code needs to be approved by Parliament, and following such approval there will be a 12-month transition period before the Code takes effect. The ICO expects the transition period to end in autumn 2021.

This article was first published in Privacy Laws & Business UK Report, March 2020.

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