Stephanie Reiter

Earlier this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a public comment about privacy, cybersecurity, and safety risks associated with internet-connected toys.  The FBI’s comment builds on the Federal Trade Commission’s recent amendment to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which explicitly states that connected toys are deemed “websites or online services” subject to COPPA.  In our sister blog, Retail & Consumer Products Law, our colleagues highlight the key issues associated with connected toys, protections with which smart toy manufacturers must comply under COPPA, and the potential trajectory for government enforcement efforts in the context of connected toys.