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Social media sites, online games and streaming services used by children will have to abide by a new privacy code set by the UK's data watchdog. Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, said future generations will be "astonished to think that we ever didn't protect kids online". She said the new Age Appropriate Design Code will be "transformational". The father of Molly Russell, 14, who killed herself after viewing graphic content online, welcomed the standards. The Information Commissioner's Office - the UK's data privacy regulator - published the new code of conduct on Wednesday, after a draft which was first revealed last April. It hopes the changes will come into force by autu... Full story

22 January