In this Connect on Tech episode, Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Ben Slinn to discuss the increased focus on and heightened protection around children’s data in the UK. Ben, a leading privacy attorney in our London office, reviews the new UK Age Appropriate Designs Code, intended to address key areas affecting data of children under the age of 18 with respect to online services. The Code, which companies are required to comply with from September 2, 2021, includes 15 standards of age appropriate design relevant to online services likely to be used by children under the age of 18. Listen to hear more on the standards of the UK Age Appropriate Designs Code, and similar developments in jurisdictions such as Ireland, the Netherlands and France.

To learn more about the Information Commissioner’s Office Age-Appropriate Design Code of Practice for Online Services click here.


Brian provides advice on global data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, digital media, direct marketing information management, and other legal and regulatory issues. He is Chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Data Privacy and Security group.


Ben advises clients in a wide range of industry sectors, focusing in particular on data protection compliance, including healthcare, financial services, adtech, video games, consumer and business-to-business organisations. Ben regularly assists clients with global data protection compliance projects and assessments as well as specific data protection challenges such as international transfers and data security breaches. Ben is also regularly involved in drafting and negotiating data protection clauses in agreements for various clients in a wide range of industry sectors. Ben also regularly advises clients on electronic direct marketing and cookies.

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