“In an age where children learn how to use an iPad before they ride a bike, it is right that organizations designing and developing online services do so with the best interests of children in mind,” Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said in releasing the "Age Appropriate Design Code," a set of 15 standards online services should follow to protect children’s privacy. Following parliamentary approval, organizations will have 12 months to update practices before the code takes full effect — anticipated in the fall of 2021. Those that don’t comply could face fines of up to 4% of their annual worldwide turnover. Tech companies and trade groups have voiced opposition to the standards, as IAPP Staff Writer Jennifer Bryant reports for The Privacy Advisor.
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