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A car can’t protect your privacy

The auto industry is speeding down a road many others have taken. First, it’s computerizing everything, then it’s dealing with privacy implications raised by these advances. Car manufacturers have an opportunity to learn from other industries — but so far, they’re not.

Source: A car can’t protect your privacy [Video]

Auto Industry Stakeholders and Regulators Convene to Discuss Connected Vehicle Privacy

In the same week that the automotive industry gathers in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Washington Auto Show, a cross-section of automotive stakeholders, government officials, and consumer and privacy advocates came together at Hogan Lovells’ Washington office to discuss privacy issues facing connected vehicles.

Source: Navigating the Road Ahead: Auto Industry Stakeholders and Regulators Convene to Discuss Connected Vehicle Privacy

Toying With Children’s Data: Lessons From the FTC’s First Connected Toys Settlement Action

Every year, especially around the holidays, more and more products that connect to the internet hit the market. For adults, connected home devices that act like personal domestic assistants have become increasingly popular. Children have been adding connected toys, some of which have the intelligence and programming to become a child’s best friend, to their holiday gift lists.

Source: Toying With Children’s Data: Lessons From the FTC’s First Connected Toys Settlement Action

FTC Recaps Connected Cars Privacy and Security Workshop

On January 9, 2018, the FTC issued a paper recapping the key takeaways from the FTC’s and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s June 2017 workshop on privacy and security issues involving connected cars. The workshop featured representatives from consumer groups, industry, government and academia.

Source: FTC Recaps Connected Cars Privacy and Security Workshop

FTC, OPC, PCPD collaborate on connected-toy enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission has settled its first enforcement action involving the privacy and data security of connected toys. On Monday, VTech Electronics and its U.S. subsidiaries agreed to settle allegations that the company violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, as well as the FTC Act, and pay a $650,000 fine.

Source: FTC, OPC, PCPD collaborate on connected-toy enforcement

FTC settles case on connected toys

Electronic toy manufacturer VTech Electronics Limited and its U.S. subsidiary have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the company violated a U.S. children’s privacy law by collecting personal information from children without providing direct notice and obtaining their parent’s consent, and failing to take reasonable steps to secure the data it collected. VTech will pay $650,000 as part of the settlement with the FTC.

Source: Electronic Toy Maker VTech Settles FTC Allegations That it Violated Children’s Privacy Law and the FTC Act | Federal Trade Commission

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