Privacy First. Period.
January 27, 2020
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.
“SoapBox Labs’ privacy-by-design approach to technology and data goes all the way back to our founding in 2013. From the very beginning, we wanted to invest in processes that protected kids’ rights. It wasn’t faster, and it certainly wasn’t cheaper, but it was the right thing to do for us as a kid-focused company and a business with long-term, global ambitions.”
From the very beginning, we wanted to invest in processes that protected kids’ rights.Dr. Martyn Farrows, COO, SoapBox Labs
We continue to be active in advocating for kids’ digital rights and recently collaborated on a paper with anthropologist and children’s data privacy specialist Dr. Veronica Barassi in response to a request for submissions from the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
It’s now seven years since SoapBox Labs committed to a privacy-by-design approach to kids’ voice data. Here’s hoping that other technology companies, large and small, will realize that the time has come for them to commit to protecting kids’ data too.
Learn more about our approach to privacy on our Privacy page or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.