IoT devices might put the privacy of children at risk

The Washington Post reports that Internet of things devices such as virtual assistants used in households might put the privacy of children at risk. According to the newspaper, which also cites an investigation conducted by the Guardian, artificial intelligence devices that are ‘always on’ can record children’s voice command and store related audio files, without providing any information on how long the files are stored and how they are used. Privacy experts note that companies producing such devices are responsible for informing parents about what it happening to data collected about their children.