5 Calls to Action to Protect Kids Voice Data Privacy

These are incredibly exciting times for the voice tech industry. However, against the backdrop of consumer sentiment, strict regulation and increased enforcement activities, important legal and technology-driven action is needed to make sure that voice technology does not threaten kids’ rights. Here are 5 calls to action for our voice industry: Deliver transparency on how […]

We Need to Talk About Kids Voice Data Privacy

Consumers – and some of our colleagues in voice industry – are only now waking up to the issues around kids and voice data. On Saturday, we published this guest post in Voicebot explaining why protecting kids’ voice data is so important. We lay out the background to legislation like GDPR and COPPA, and call […]

The issue of kids using adult tech

“Every consumer-facing product and service is now a kids and family company” says Kate O’Loughlin of SuperAwesome. This message should be a wake up call for companies – and for parents – everywhere. Kids will have more screen time over the next few months than in their wildest dreams, but will their personally identifiable data […]

The Issue of Kids Using Adult Technology

“Every consumer-facing product and service is now a kids and family company” says Kate O’Loughlin of SuperAwesome. This message should be a wake up call for companies – and for parents – everywhere. Kids will have more screen time over the next few months than in their wildest dreams, but will their personally identifiable data […]

A Voice for Equity

How does our voice technology for kids promote equity in the classroom? We’ll be sharing some big news on this topic next week. Meantime, here’s a teaser. SoapBox Labs voice tech for kids promotes equity in a couple of key ways: By giving kids a voice, to practice reading out loud and be understood accurately. […]

Voice Tech for Kids Report

In 2020, SoapBox Labs sits at the nexus of two emerging innovation trends – voice tech and kidtech – and plans to play a leading role in both. Today we release a new report “Welcome to the Decade of Voice Tech for Kids” that explores what it means for SoapBox Labs to lead at the […]

Privacy First. Period.

The UK’s new design code for protecting kids’ online privacy hits all the right notes: transparency, parental consent, data sharing and misuse, default privacy settings and age appropriate settings. And while the code itself is not legally binding, it’s backed up by data protection laws that can be enforced through fines and trade sanctions. COO […]

Protecting Kids Online – FTC review of the COPPA Rule

A blog post by our COO, Martyn Farrows, on this week’s FTC workshop on COPPA. Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US hosted a public workshop to explore whether to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). The COPPA Rule, which was originally enacted in 1998, imposes requirements on operators […]

Kids + Voice + Privacy

SoapBox Labs has just submitted a paper to the OHCHR in collaboration with digital anthropologist Dr. Veronica Barassi. The paper discusses children’s rights in the digital age, a topic very close to both of our hearts. Dr. Barassi has dedicated much of her academic career to the study of digital citizenship and she is now […]

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