25 Oct FTC Softens Regulations on Collection of Children’s Voices
The Federal Trade Commission recently relaxed its privacy rules regarding the collection of voice clips from children under 13.
Since 2013, the agency has required operators to first obtain parental consent when collecting certain forms of biometric data from children. However, the new guidance says that the rule will not cover the collection of recorded children’s voices under certain circumstances.
The FTC specifically cited instances where voice commands are used to activate computer systems, stating that certain consumers, like children who have not yet learned how to write, may find the feature a necessity.