Toymaker VTech Settles Child Privacy Lawsuit for $650K

Toymaker VTech Settles Child Privacy Lawsuit for $650K

Last Monday, Electronic toymaker VTech Technologies settled a lawsuit which accused the company of violating the privacy of children who used their connected toys.

It was also found that the identifying data of around 6.4 million children, and 4.9 million adults had been compromised in a breach that the FTC investigated in 2015.

The Hong Kong-based company and its North America subsidiary in Arlington Heights, Illinois was sued for failing to get verifiable consent before collecting personal data of around hundreds of thousands of children in the US.

Acting FTC Chair Maureen Ohlhausen said that the case brought into focus the need for companies to inform parents how their children’s data is collected, used, and protected.  

Source: USA Today

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