ICO publishes its Code of age appropriate design for services aimed at or used by children

ICO age appropriate data protection code

The ICO have now published their final version of their Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice for Online Services. The Code is a statutory one in the sense the ICO are obliged by law to produce it. In terms of enforcement action, the ICO could use the Code against any applicable service, if they do not …

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ICO consults on draft direct marketing code of practice

digital marketing compliance

On 8th January 2020 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a consultation on their draft direct marketing code of practice. The Code itself will replace the existing direct marketing code and guidance around the application of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) which set the rules on marketing consent and how GDPR’s new rules …

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Calls for views on data protection for journalists code

ICO consults on journalism code

The ICO are seeking views on a data protection code of practice for journalists use of personal data. In a blog article the ICO speaks about the rights of individuals’ data applying to journalism just as for any other purpose, but noting “protecting freedom of expression, and the inherent public interest in a free press, …

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ICO consults on age appropriate design code of practice

ICO consults on children code of practice

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a draft Code of Practice for online service providers which are used by children to protect children’s data rights. The Code provides practical guidance about designing in “data protection safeguards into online services to ensure they are appropriate for use by, and meet the development needs of, children.” The …

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ICO reports to parliament on data protection and politics and calls for code of practice

politics and data

It was back in May 2017 when the ICO first started looking at the use of “big data” within politics, when it formally announced it will be opening a formal investigation into the use of data for political purposes on the back of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal. Since then the ICO has investigated and taken …

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