Children’s Privacy: Epic Games’ children’s privacy services now free to developers

A change in Epic’s Kids Web Services (KWS) will allow developers to verify the identity of parents or guardians and, the company says, once verified, the system will retain the information making it easier for other developers to comply with laws, including COPPA (US), the Age-Appropriate design code (UK), and GDPR-K.

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Cybercrime viewed as bigger future threat than climate change to 87% of Americans, according to The Harris Poll

October 5, 2021

Digital security company Aura released results of a survey conducted with The Harris Poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults which found 87% view cyber warfare as a top threat to the next generation, surpassing global warning and this or another pandemic. Further, only healthcare providers were trusted by more than half to protect against cybercrime, with retailers and online providers were only trusted by 25%, and government by 29%.

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Children’s Privacy: Facebook’s Youth Commoditization Plan: From newborns to playdates to teen angst

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One-Third of Marketers Will Buy a CDP This Year: Optimove Survey

May 31, 2023

Just over one-third of marketers plan to either buy a new CDP (21%) or replace an existing one (13%) this year, according to this Optimove survey. Unfortunately, it doesn’t report how many have a CDP already in place, which would put the other values in perspective. It does seem that CDPs are a relatively low priority: they rank sixth on the list of new systems and eighth on the list of systems to replace.

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