The ICO's Age Appropriate Design Code has now been laid before Parliament for approval. Once approved, organisations will have 12 months to update their practices to comply with the Code. 

The Code doesn't just apply to services specifically targeted at children, and can apply to online services that are likely to be used by anyone under the age of 18

The ICO has signaled it intends to discuss with businesses, which will inform its work to develop supporting materials designed to help with the necessary steps to comply with the Code during the 12 month transition period. 

You can read more about the requirements of the Age Appropriate Design Code in our summary here, as well as listen to our latest Podcast on this topic here