Children’s Code – 12 months on

The ICO has marked the first anniversary of the Children’s code, fully rolled out in September 2021, that requires online services including websites, apps and games to provide better privacy protections for children, ensuring their personal data is protected within the digital world.

Since its launch, the Children’s Code has prompted changes by gaming websites, video streaming services and social media platforms.

To see the specifics of the effect it has already had, have a look at the ICO article

You can download the Children’s Code and other related resources at

And of course, if your organisation processes children’s personal data (that is anyone under 18) or offers services specifically for children, then the Children’s Code ought to be at the heart of your thinking, so you can demonstrate the principle of data protection by design and by default.

If you would like to talk through the implications of the Children’s Code for your work, you are welcome to get in touch in any of the normal ways, use or by booking a 20-minute insight call at (for TinoPai members, but it’s free to join and you get lots of other benefits including free live and on-demand webinars).