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The lawmakers requested gaming companies in the US to make kids-friendly designs

The lawmakers requested gaming companies in the US to make kids-friendly designs
The Silicon Review
11 August, 2021

Lawmakers in the U.S. have urged gaming companies to promote child-friendly designs for their games. Many major gaming companies like Sony, Walt Disney, Epic Games, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Niantic were called upon to protect kids from schemes that are predatory. The lawmakers have also asked the game creators to comply with U.K.’s AADC for the U.S. The letter had stated that it is important for Congress to act with urgency and bring in strong privacy laws for the teens and children of the 21st century.

As the lawmakers continue to work towards that goal, the companies were requested to consider the teens and children living in the U.S. to enhance privacy and comply with the AADC. Last year, the data privacy regulators from the U.K. had introduced a new set of design guidelines for the providers of digital services to follow, and it was aimed at safeguarding children under the age of 18 from committing cybercrimes. The AADC code has 15 regulations that must be followed while designing and developing online services to protect the interest of the child. The lawmakers have also reached out to cover websites that children often frequent to promote data privacy.