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UK’s Data Regulator Yet to Enforce Single Child Protection Case

Aug. 11, 2022, 2:24 PM

The UK’s data protection watchdog is yet to take action against any company for breaching rules designed to protect children from predatory data harvesting practices, two years after they were introduced.

The failure to make an example of companies violating the rules is indicative of the regulator’s shift to be more business friendly at a cost of upholding children’s privacy rights, say digital rights groups.

The Children’s Code came into force on in September 2020 with a 12-month transition period, during which companies had time to adapt their services to comply with the rules. The UK policy, which applies ...