Now that the GDPR is 'out there' and officially in force, the ICO is looking at how the Data Protection Act can protect the privacy of children and their best interests when online. They are looking at the development of a design code aimed at those that design online services for children, and what can be expected in terms of data protection.

The ICO is calling for 'views from providers of online services, child development experts, children’s advocacy services, academics and others with an interest in what the Code should say.' In my mind this includes parents, and anybody that cares about the online world for children now and in the future, and children themselves. The ICO will also be conducting a separate consultation with children, parents and guardians in the near future.

See Call for evidence - Age Appropriate Design Code