ICO Recommends Strategies for Game Developers to Protect Children's Online Privacy
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued new guidance to the gaming industry in order to help ensure that children are protected when playing games and comply with data protection laws. The recommendations, which are based on findings from voluntary audits of game developers, studios, and publishers, provide guidance for games designers and providers about the UK’s General Data Protection Regulation. These recommendations are intended to help game developers embed data protection considerations into the design of their games. Leanne Doherty, Group Manager at the ICO, states that they want children to be able to learn, play and experience the world online, but with the right protections in place.