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Childrens' apps and websites to be scrutinised by the ICO

Published On: 18 June 2015

The ICO has revealed plans to commence a review of children's apps and websites. Working with the other 28 Data Protection Authorities in Europe, they will review around 50 apps and websites in the aim of analysing how these sites and apps manage privacy, gather and use personal data.

The ICO commented that: In the UK, we’re clear that apps and websites should not gather more personal data than they require, and operators should be upfront about how and why they collect information and how they use it. These principles are true whatever the audience, but they are especially true where children are concerned. This research should give us a valuable insight into whether companies in the UK are operating compliantly, as well as how that fits with what is happening around the world.”

Please click here to view the ICO news release.

What action could be taken to manage risks that may arise from this development?

None - for interest.

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