Kids and the connected home

  • Awareness
  • 12/12/2016
  • FOSI and the Future of Privacy Forum

On 1 December 2016, FOSI (Family Online Safety Institute) and the Future of Privacy Forum released a white paper on ‘Kids and the Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, and Battling Robots'.

The paper explores the landscape of connected toys including how toys connect to platforms and servers and the variety of types of connected toys. It also provides background on where the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) may apply for toymakers and technology providers and has recommendations for safeguarding children's data and informing parents. There is also an informative appendix of popular smart and connected toys.

Download and read the full report from the FOSI website.

This article was originally published on the FOSI website, and is republished here with permission.

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