With enforcement on children’s data privacy ramping up around the world, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has issued a detailed report on the fundamental principles of such data privacy, as well as some helpful suggestions to controllers on how to improve.

The key principles:

  1. FLOOR OF PROTECTION: Online service providers should provide a “floor” of

Data Protection Commission Ireland has issued a report on the responses it received to its public consultation on its guidance on children’s rights.

Of particular note is the careful consideration the commission gave the public input, as well as the time it took to thoughtfully respond.

Some key points:

On children as unique population:
“The

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office is calling for collaboration with UX and design firms for the implementation of the Age-Appropriate Design Code.

Per the ICO:

“We know that the aims of the design community align with this vision set out in the Children’s Code and can see design practices evolving. Designers are more conscious of

Ireland’s privacy regulator is weighing potential probes into how some online companies handle children’s data.

The Irish privacy office is “scoping” children’s privacy enforcement actions

“There will absolutely have to be changes and will be changes in terms of how” online companies handle children’s data… It’s a “big area of importance” for the commission –