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Published 05.06.24

KidD starts work

Torsten Krause, SDC

Since 5 June, the Federal Office for the Enforcement of Children's Rights in Digital Services (KidD) has been available online at www.kidd.bund.de. At the Federal Agency for Child and Youth Protection in the Media, it is committed to the safe use of online services that are important for children and young people. To this end, the organisation reviews whether the precautionary measures and settings offered by the providers are effective in enabling young people to have a safe experience in the digital environment. If KidD comes to the conclusion that providers are not taking sufficient precautions, the Federal Office will advise them and request that they improve them. If the providers do not comply, the Federal Office for the Enforcement of Children's Rights in Digital Services can impose fines on them.

The establishment of KidD is legitimised by Section 12 (2) of the German Digital Services Act (DDG) and is part of the national implementation of the European Digital Services Act (DSA) in Germany. Together with the bodies designated for media law provisions of the federal states and the Federal Network Agency, it is responsible for the supervision of providers in accordance with the DSA. Complaints on infringements of the Digital Services Act can be submitted directly to the German supervisory authority here.