UK Extends Privacy Law Patchwork With New Kids' Rules

By Allison Grande (January 24, 2020, 10:02 PM EST) -- The U.K. has piled on to the global privacy law patchwork with new rules for protecting children online, a framework that will force website operators and toy companies to take a closer look at who's using their services and threatens to expose them to hefty liability for the complex data protection choices they'll have to make.

The U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office on Tuesday published the final version of its Age Appropriate Design Code, which requires apps, connected toys, educational websites and other online services "likely to be accessed by children" to adhere to 15 standards, including providing children under 18 with...

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