ICO publishes Children's Code guidance for games designers

16/02/2023 | ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published new guidance (top tips) for game designers to help them comply with the UK Age-Appropriate Design Code. The ICO's recommendations include detailed risk assessments, age verification, transparency, preventing harm, default privacy settings, responsible profiling, and implementing positive nudge techniques that encourage children to select privacy options. A related post on Twitter includes a number of game-theme GIFs for each top tip recommendation. The ICO is also encouraging developers to volunteer for an audit, which provides an opportunity to discuss data protection issues as well as obtain knowledge and experience from the ICO's audit team. 

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