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Data Protection: Children

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 54918, tabled on 4 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his oral contribution of 4 June 2020, Official Report, what the maximum time period is consistent with the age appropriate design code being laid imminently.

Answered on

9 June 2020

The Age Appropriate Design Code will play an important role in protecting children’s personal data online. The Data Protection Act requires that the Code is laid in Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable. Ministers are taking the necessary steps to lay the Code as soon as possible.

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