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It’s a big, bad e-world out there, but very enticing for children

The ICO has begun a review of websites & apps used by children, as part of an international project to consider privacy concerns around the type of personal information services collect.  The ICO will look at 50 websites & apps, looking particularly at what information they collect from children, how that is explained, and what parental permission is sought.  The websites & apps will include those specifically targeted at children, as well as those frequently used by children.

The same approach will be taken by 28 other privacy enforcement authorities from around the world, with a view to publishing a combined report in the autumn.  The ICO will also consider action against any website or app that it finds to be breaking the Data Protection Act.

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