Safety by design - not!
Updated: Feb 5, 2019
Now that children's safety has gained the attention of policy makers and governments due to the adoption of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018), there is raised awareness around technologies that put children at risk. The The European Commission has ordered the recall of a smartwatch targeted at the children's market but which poses serious risk to those wearing them. Quite simply the design was so inadequate that "a malicious user can send commands to any watch making it call another number of his choosing, can communicate with the child wearing the device or locate the child through GPS" (Hill, 2019). Read more.