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Sticking a Hand in the Internet Cookie Jar

Why Collecting Children’s Online Data is a Risk

As convenient, useful and cool mobile technology and interconnected devices are, they come with risks that remain largely unseen or, worse, ignored. For manufacturers, they also pose regulatory litigation, and insurance risks, especially when children end up using their “smart” products.

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As convenient, useful and cool mobile technology and interconnected devices are, they come with risks that remain largely unseen or, worse, ignored. Some pose security risks, like those present in voice-activated devices that can access bank information, unlock doors, and control water temperature, and others pose privacy risks — especially for children. For manufacturers, they also pose regulatory litigation, and insurance risks, especially when children end up using their “smart” products. For example, California’s recently passed Internet of Things cybersecurity law will be requiring “reasonable security features.”

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