Information Commissioner’s Office Publishes Blog Post On How The Digital Design Community Can Help Shape The ICO’s Work On The Children’s Code – Privacy



Information Commissioner’s Office publishes blog post about how the digital design community can shape the ICO’s work on the Children’s Code

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The ICO says it wants to help designers understand, implement and incorporate the Children’s Code into their practices to help them create a better digital world for children. In collaboration with the Big Motive design studio, it is currently developing practical instructions that support designers in their daily work. The guide will help a range of practitioners apply the Children’s Code: from UX and product designers to service managers and content designers.

The ICO is very keen to hear from the community throughout the process. Over the next four months, the ICO says it will:

  • work with the design community to determine the support they need to comply with the Code;
  • test its guidelines and obtain feedback from key stakeholders; and
  • Host events with the design community to share the new guidelines and get more feedback

This is a new approach to the ICO. By working with the design community, it hopes to create practical guides that are borne by the needs of the industry. In the first iteration of the UX design guide, the focus will be on transparency as the central challenge for UX design in the code.

The ICO encourages those working on online services to get in touch through its Expression of Interest form. To read the blog post in full, click here.

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