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Are children at risk from Apple and Google? Brits go to tech companies

The Information Commissioner’s Office, a data protection regulator, said in a statement Wednesday that it has contacted more than 40 companies associated with social media, online gaming and video and music player platforms to explore ways and means of interacting with children. Companies often use location targeting, sending targeted ads and content tailored to children, and Incentives that seriously affect their decisions Show them.

Previous research identified 12 problem areas where tech companies face a law called the Children’s Act, which took effect in August. before that The companies had more than a year to meet the criteria they set. Failure to do so may result in a result similar to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. This could be, for example, paying 4 percent of their gross income as a fine.

The research highlighted that app stores do not indicate an app’s age rating or are inconsistent with an app’s actual age rating. The accusation, then, is that Google and Apple did not prevent this Children should download and use apps that are not appropriate for their age.

(financial times)

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