(Opressive) Control of children through smart toys and tracking devices

On 30 November 2017, Privacy Salon together with SMIT-VUB and Muntpunt is organizing a debate on children’s privacy & parents’ responsibility to ensure the safety of their children (in Dutch language).

Parents are legally responsible for protecting their children and ensuring their safety. Today, many parents make use of wearable tracking devices and smart toys to monitor the whereabouts and activities of their children. Such surveillance can sometimes go too far, as the privacy of children can be infringed by parents, by the technology behind the devices, and eventually by other third parties. Where do we strike the balance between the safety and the privacy of children? The debate will explore the legal, social, psychological and technological aspects of using children monitoring devices and apps.

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