French Regulator Warns Toymaker To Address Privacy Risks

Law360, New York (December 6, 2017, 9:42 PM EST) -- France's data protection regulator has become the latest to raise red flags over the potential privacy and security risks of a pair of popular internet-connected toys, warning toymaker Genesis Industries Ltd. that it would likely face sanctions if it didn't improve its security controls and data use notices within two months. 

France's national data protection commissioner, known as CNIL, was alerted by a consumer association in December 2016 of a purported lack of security with connected toys My Friend Cayla and i-Que Robot. In response, the regulator performed online inspections in January and November and sent a questionnaire to Hong Kong-based...

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