On May 19, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) unanimously approved a policy statement on education technology (EdTech) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Characterized as part of a larger effort to “crack down on companies that illegally surveil children learning online,” the policy statement itself merely highlights pre-existing obligations under
Minor(s) Regulation, Major Consequences? Cyberspace Administration of China’s New Draft Regulations for Online Protection of Minors
New draft Regulations on the Online Protection of Minors (Draft Regulations) were released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on 14 March 2022. They update the 2016 Draft Regulations of the same name which were released for public comment but never adopted.
The latest Draft Regulations have been issued pursuant to the PRC Law…
VTech Hack – Largest Cybersecurity Breach Affecting Children
On 14 November 2015, VTech Holdings Limited (VTech) was hacked, resulting in the personal data of about 6.4 million children and 4.9 million parents being compromised worldwide. Out of the more than 11 million people involved, 5 million of them had their data stolen. This is the largest cyber attack affecting children’s data worldwide. Investigations
Child’s Play: Protecting the Privacy of Minors Online
In May 2015, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner announced the results of a study carried out in October 2014, which revealed that children are now going online at a much younger age than ever before. The study revealed a fundamental lack of awareness on the part of the children themselves, their parents and teachers alike…