David Wright on Compliance and Children Online [Podcast]


By Adam Turteltaub

Much of the attention paid to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact for online marketing has been focused on safeguarding data, disclosing cookies and email communications with customers.  But, that’s not all there is to it.

As David Wright, the Director of the UK Safer Internet Center explains, the GDPR has a number of specific provisions that affect interactions between businesses and children.  And while the GDPR provides pan-European directives, it leaves room for state by state variations.  That makes living up to its requirements a bit more challenging for compliance teams.

Making matters more complex, the GDPR isn’t the only new law to worry about.  The UK government is likely to introduce additional legislation designed to safeguard children.

To better understand the challenge and what the compliance team needs to think about for everything from age verification to terms and conditions, spend some time listening to this podcast.  Then, if you’re interested in downloading the UK government’s guidance on children’s safety online that David refers to in the podcast, simply follow this link.