The federal network agency of Germany has banned children’s smartwatches on the account of privacy invasion and a threat of security. Telecom regulators also urged parents to destroy the smartwatches their children are having. These smartwatches have been found as an invasion to the privacy especially those with GPS tracking option. German security expert said, “Ban on such devices could be a game-changer for internet-connected devices.”
Another expert said that, “Due to irresponsible regulation of the ‘internet of things’, allow big companies to sell such poorly manufactured dangerous smart products.”
The present wave of smartwatches is aimed at children between the ages of five and 12. Most are equipped with a Sim card and a limited telephony function and are set up and controlled via an app.
This serious problem became public after the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) reported that ‘some children’s watches – including Gator and GPS for kids – had flaws such as transmitting and storing data without encryption. Which in other words mean that strangers with basic technique of hacking can track the kids movement and can also make a child appear to be in a completely different location.
Finn Myrstad, head of digital policy at the NCC said that, “Europe-wide measures are needed to contain the increase security flaw through such devices.’
MediaBites Editorial: Mudabbir Ali & Imran Malik
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