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UK group 5 Rights launches compelling new research, 'Pathways: How digital design puts children at risk'. July 26, 2021

UK group 5 Rights has launched compelling new research, 'Pathways: How digital design puts children at risk'. The report highlights a "profound carelessness and disregard for children, embedded in the features, products, and services - the norms - of the digital world". read more »

1 in 5 children’s Google Play Apps breach COPPA rules July 22, 2021

According to data collected by UK based, tech researcher company, Comparitech, 1 in 5 children’s apps available on Google Play don’t adhere to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rules. read more »

A Guide to the Federal and State Data Privacy Laws in the U.S. July 22, 2021

UK based, tech researcher company, Comparitech, discusses various federal and state data privacy laws in the US, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a United States federal law enacted to regulate the online collection of personal information about children under 13 years of age. read more »

US Senate probes apps and marketing to children May 18, 2021

Protecting Kids Online: Internet Privacy and Manipulative Marketing read more »

ACCC releases interim report April 30, 2021

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) releases its second Digital Platform Services Inquiry interim report. read more »

Australia: Tech giant crackdown April 30, 2021

Australia: Cyber giants that spy on kids through social media, tech-toys and online games could risk $10 million fines under federal government plans to protect children's privacy read more »

Australia: Profiling Children for Advertising report April 26, 2021

Public policy advocate Reset Australia launched its report Profiling Children for Advertising: Facebook’s Monetisation of Young People’s Personal Data. read more »

Australia: ACCC wins case against Google April 16, 2021

Australia: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) won its case against Google for misleading consumers about the collection and use of location data. read more »