French data protection authority releases guidance on smartwatches for children

CNIL, the French data protection authority, recently released guidance on smartwatches for children. According to CCS Insights, smartwatches for children represent half of the global market for connected watches. IAPP reports that the CNIL advises parents to measure both the benefits and risks of the smartwatches and for parents to talk to their children when their privacy is impacted. CNIL also recommends examining what data the smartwatch will collect, avoiding purchasing cheaper devices, and looking up customer reviews and user forums for any potential red flags.