These days, everything seems to be connected to the Internet, and toys are no exception. Technology-enabled toys, or “smart toys” raise some complicated questions about children’s data privacy and safety. It’s important to understand how the product operates and what information might be shared with the manufacturer before you decide to give one to your child. Here’s a place to start.
The VTech data security breach exposed accounts from over 11 million users worldwide. This included profiles of over 6 million child users. I connected recently with Ben DiPietro of the WSJ’s Morning Risk Report to discuss some lessons that all developers can take from the incident. Read more.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Larry Jacobs, host of EduTalk Radio to discuss education technology. We focused on student data privacy and some of the compliance challenges faced by both technology developers and educational institutions. We also spent time discussing a few of the reasons why the legislation in this arena has become so complex, and what stakeholders can do to support the creation of strong compliance environments in schools. You can check out the interview here. Enjoy!