YouTube and Google search may get specific versions for kids
Thu 4 Dec 2014, 09:40

USA Today reports that the company is working on the idea for 2015: “The big motivator inside the company is everyone is having kids, so there’s a push to change our products to be fun and safe for children,” says vice president of engineering Pavni Diwanji.

GPEN Privacy Sweep 2015 raises concerns over children's apps
Fri 18 Sep 2015, 18:26

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) participated in the third Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Privacy Sweep which took place between 11th and 15th May 2015. The aim of the Sweep was to examine the data privacy practices of websites and apps aimed at or popular among children.

You can find the full results of the Sweep here. Also see ICO questions raised over children’s websites and apps.

Private sector data mining in education
Sat 17 May 2014, 16:00

The U.S. Department of Education has called safeguarding children’s privacy a priority. However, the 1974 law, known as FERPA, explicitly gives school districts the right to share students’ personal information with private companies to further educational goals.