Letter to the ICO: Breaches of the Age Appropriate Design Code

Today 5Rights Foundations sent a letter to the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham identifying 12 common breaches of the Age Appropriate Design Code. 

By bringing these issues to the attention of the ICO we hope to drive compliance with the Age Appropriate Design Code. The Code has already resulted in unprecedented changes to digital products and services that give children greater privacy and safety online. The Code offers the opportunity to all companies across the sector to design with children in mind, which would usher in a new era of safety by design. We warmly welcome all the efforts already made to comply and urge the Information Commissioner’s Office to investigate the 12 areas of concern that we have identified and make sure that the sector is supported to make the changes necessary. Children want and need to be online, but for them to be so safely, all concerned must redouble their commitment to ensure their rights including their rights to safety and privacy. This is a real problem, and it needs addressing by all services likely to be accessed by children.

You can view a copy of the letter here.