>An whilst on the subject - what relevant guidance do we have in the UK re
age-consent and personal data.
I have had this conversation with the ICO, and this quote is from their own
"...England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the guidance has been that by the
age of 12 a child can be expected to have sufficient maturity to understand
the nature of the request. A child may, of course, reach sufficient maturity
earlier and it will be a question of fact in each case."
Another part of the guidance points to the 98 Act bringing Scotland in line
with the above too.
When the Act first came out people referred to the Gillick Competence Test,
but this was quickly realised to be unworkable. I have found that most
clients I have been advising are keen to not market to anyone under 16,
unless they have products specifically aimed at younger people.
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