Are you in the computer gaming community, in the legal profession, an academic or a parent? If so, this event is relevant to you!

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Are you in the computer gaming community, in the legal profession, an academic or a parent? If so, this event is relevant to you.

The Children’s Code or Age Appropriate Design Code (the Code) sets out 15 standards organisations must meet to ensure that children’s data is protected online. The Code will apply to online services likely to be accessed by children in the UK, including games. It includes measures such as providing default settings which ensure that children have the best possible access to online services whilst minimising data collection and use.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is committed to helping designers and developers to better understand the Code and to translate it into practical changes when they are designing or developing online services and products.

With just a few months to go until the end of the Code’s transition period on 2nd September 2021, ICO is urging organisations and businesses to make the necessary changes to their online services. We understand that in order to effect change in the industry, we need to help designers to be aware of and engaged with the Code’s requirements. However, we know that change will only come if designers and developers understand and engage with the Code’s requirements. Today’s webinar gives us the opportunity to present the Code and to have open conversations about the challenges the Code presents - in particular to the gaming industry - and approaches you could take to conform with the Code.

The Code’s hub has the full Code, detailed FAQs and other resources for you to use. We understand that designers and developers are frequently ahead of the curve when it comes to game or product design. We need your help in deciding what support and advice we can provide to you. We’d like to know what your main challenges are with the Code, what your concerns are, and whether there are any tools that could support you or help you to feel more confident when designing and developing products that fall within the Code’s scope.

Please get in touch via childrenscode@ico.org.uk - we’d love to hear from you.

About the speaker

Cher Devey, - Engagement Specialist at The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Cher Devey is an active member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT since 1986 and is a Chartered IT Professional Member (CITP) since 2004. She used to be a SG committee member with the BCS FIN, BCS Women and BCS IRMA SGs.

Cher presented the 1st ediscovery/edisclosure talk - Have you heard of electronic discovery/disclosure? - at the BCS IRMA SG event at London on 8th November 2011. On GDPR, Cher presented - Legal issues concerning Data Privacy and Technology generated by the Draft (2012) EU - for the BCS IRMA and BCS Law SGs held on the 30th September 2013.

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Cher began her career with British Petroleum (BP) in 1980 as a programmer. Since 1996 she has moved into senior roles as a Consultant, Project Manager, Business Architect/Analyst covering Service Delivery, Software Specification and Implementation, Risk and Quality Management, Team leading and Mentoring role with major European and US companies in various major financial cities. Companies she has worked for included S1 Corporation, Citibank, Credit Suisse First Boston, Bankers Trust and Clearstream International (Deutsche Bourse Group).

She is an accredited Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Mediator. She has a PhD in Computer Science (2019). Her PhD was on data privacy harm, breach notification and incident response as required under GDPR.

Currently, Cher is working on secondment as an Engagement Specialist on the Children’s Code with the ICO and mainly focusing on the gaming industry.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Animation and Games Development specialist group and BCS Law specialist group

Webinar: Are you ready for the Children’s Code?
Date and time
17 May, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location
Webinar
Price
Free