Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Legal Insight for the Retail and Consumer Products Industry

Tag Archives: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

FTC Focusing on Privacy Risks of Interconnected Toys

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Product Liability & Torts
Fuzzy talking toys are no longer the annoying, yet benign Christmas gifts they used to be. Many of today’s toys, like refrigerators, cars, and televisions, are “smart,” and may come gift-wrapped with all of the emerging cybersecurity risks the internet has to offer. And as various government agencies grapple with the regulation and enforcement of… Continue Reading

When Your Toys Talk Back: Children’s Privacy and Safety in an Age of Wired Toys

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Privacy & Data Protection
First, it was the “Internet of Things” and now it is the “Internet of Dolls.” Mattel, maker of the iconic Barbie doll, has announced plans to introduce “Hello Barbie,” a doll with a Siri-like ability to communicate. The new Barbie, which connects to the cloud through WiFi, can have conversations, tell jokes, and play games… Continue Reading