The ICO has announced that a project by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network examining websites and apps used by children has raised concerns over children’s data privacy. Accordingly, 41% of the 1,494 websites and apps examined turned out to be problematic, especially around how much personal data was collected and how it was transferred to third parties. The examination however found examples of good practice, too, with some websites and apps providing parental dashboards, special chat functions (words and phrases from pre-approved lists) or just-in-time warnings.

ICO news on data protection issues in children’s websites and apps