Privacy in Internet-Connected Toys
Many of the devices we buy are now connected to the internet in some fashion, we call these devices Internet of Things or IoT for short. But there is a new type of IoT devices on the market: children's toys, which is giving IoT a new meaning. The Internet of Toys refers to children's toys that can connect through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to the internet. This raises the question of how do you keep your children's personal information safe from hackers and other breaches containing sensitive personal information? This checklist takes you through a detailed account of what to watch for and actions to take in order to prevent your children’s IoT toy from creating a privacy nightmare for your family.
Privacy protection for IoT toys occurs in two stages. The first is before you purchase the toy, and the second are the preventative measures to take after you purchase the toy. The first half of the list provides the issues you should be aware of before you purchase an IoT toy and the second part of the list provides measure to take after you purchase the toy to ensure the upmost privacy in your home.
Before you buy the toy you should research the following factors: