Which? response to ICO Age Appropriate Design Code

Caroline Normand, Which? Director of Advocacy, said:

“We have exposed serious security flaws with popular smart toys that would allow a hacker to access sensitive data or even contact a child directly through a speaker.

“While it is positive that the code of conduct highlights issues with these products, children will still be at risk unless smart devices are designed with security as a top priority.

“The government must introduce a mandatory requirement for connected devices – including those aimed at children – to be appropriately secured before they can be sold to British consumers.”

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