Digital Marketing & Privacy

Hell No Barbie: 8 reasons to leave Hello Barbie on the shelf

This holiday season, Mattel hopes to make Hello Barbie, a doll that records and analyzes children’s private conversations, a must-have toy. But experts agree: it’s a threat to children’s privacy, wellbeing, and creativity. 

Here are 8 reasons not to buy Hello Barbie. Please help us spread the word about this terrible toy. If Hello Barbie is a hit, other eavesdropping toys are sure to follow.

1) Children’s private conversations shouldn’t be shared with corporations or strangers.

CDD and CCFC Urge FTC to investigate and Bring Action Against AgeCheq for COPPA Violations

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) and Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) filed comments today with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), raising important questions about the Commission’s oversight of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The comments came in response to an application submitted to the FTC by AgeCheq, Inc., which is seeking approval of its proposed “verifiable parental consent” (VPC) technology.

CDD and CCFC Urge FTC to investigate and Bring Action Against AgeCheq for COPPA Violations

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Contact: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)

For Immediate Release

Center for Digital Democracy and Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood Urge Federal Trade Commission to investigate and Bring Action Against AgeCheq for COPPA Violations

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