The FTC is Watching When Your Children’s Toys are Listening

In his article published by The Hill, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partner Michael Bahar provides insight on the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) update to its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliance plan. The update is the latest in a series of regulatory moves to bring attention to the serious cybersecurity and data privacy issues latent in the ever-expanding internet of things and the ever-smartening supply chain. Whether a company manufacturers smart toys or not, Michael discusses that the one key takeaway from the FTC’s latest COPPA guidance is that new technologies can raise privacy and cybersecurity concerns in surprising ways.

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