The Children’s Code (or the Age Appropriate Design Code to give its formal title) contains 15 standards that online services such as apps, online games, and web and social media sites, need to follow. This ensures they are complying with the their obligations under data protection law to protect children’s data online. It came into force on September 2, 2020. The code applies to UK-based companies and non-UK companies who process the personal data of UK children.
California has passed the bill for its Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (AADCA). Modeled on the UK’s Children ‘s Code it requires privacy by design in all online services for children or that attract a large child audience, children being users under 18 years old. Sites, apps, platforms, metaverses and connected devices will all need to comply by July 1, 2024. This may sound a long time off but actually it is a relatively short window in terms of the fundamental changes some services will need to make to comply or face significant fines of up to $7,500 per affected child. It will be enforced by the state attorney general.
Learn more about this new regulation by watching our on-demand webinar by clicking here.
Being in the trenches as a FTC approved COPPA Safe Harbor since 2004, PRIVO has a solid history helping hundreds of brands comply with COPPA, the GDPR and the numerous student digital privacy regulations.