How do apps propose to deal with minors’ privacy?

The speakers of the House of Commons shared that the law requires that when communications are carried out through an app, ‘consent’ must be obtained by either the app or the user. This means…

How do apps propose to deal with minors' privacy?

The speakers of the House of Commons shared that the law requires that when communications are carried out through an app, ‘consent’ must be obtained by either the app or the user. This means that every account or device connected to a given app — whether your phone, tablet, work laptop, or in most cases, your child’s — should have a clear ‘policies & procedures’ section.

From the security perspective, you and your child are being monitored. Without consent or deliberate supervision, apps are creating a danger zone. Is your child going to give you a signed consent form if you ask for it? Is your child willing to accept this level of monitoring? Some apps will even ask permission before the app opens.

Below is a sample of the types of risks that may arise from this type of user behaviour. We discussed some serious issues at our 2018 Risk & Compliance Symposium but take it away, just watch the full video below for the answers to some of the issues that arose.

Subscribe to the spoken and written versions of “Privacy In The 21st Century: Why Data Breaches are Just Another Foregone Consequence and How To Protect Yourself”. For further insight on this topic, visit the written or spoken version.

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