1 in 4 children's apps in breach of UK Age Appropriate Design Code

23/02/2023 | Digit

New research by Comparitech has revealed 25% of apps listed under the children’s section on Google Play are in violation of the UK Age-Appropriate Design Code. Researchers reviewed the privacy notices of over 400 apps and what personal information those apps were processing. In the majority of cases, apps were processing information without clear and comprehensive information on children’s data protection within their privacy notice. However, 5.5% claimed not to target children even though they were featured in the children's section. 

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