Title: Systematic privacy impact assessment scheme for smart connected toys data privacy compliance

Authors: Benjamin Yankson; Farkhund Iqbal; Patrick C.K. Hung

Addresses: University at Albany, SUNY 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222, USA ' Zayed University, Academic City, Dubai, UAE ' OntarioTech University, 2000 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5, Canada

Abstract: Children's privacy compliance assessment in the area of smart connected toy (SCT) or play robot is a challenge, considering the plethora of device manufacturers using varied controls in an attempt to address diverse global children's privacy regulations. Systematic privacy impact assessment scheme (SPIAS) is an abstract model developed to assess children's SCT privacy compliance to known global child-centered legislation such as the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). SPIAS addresses this issue by integrating global survey and analysis of existing children's privacy legislation, and evaluating privacy theories to provide means of classifying data processed by SCT into set states using a finite state machine (FSM). SPIAS, as a tool to, can be adapted assess and address privacy risks and compliance arising from a new SCT or the convergence of existing SCT that collects, processes, and transfers children information.

Keywords: smart connected toy; SCT; data; privacy; internet of things; IoT; assessment; compliance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBDI.2021.118755

International Journal of Big Data Intelligence, 2021 Vol.8 No.1, pp.47 - 66

Received: 26 Aug 2020
Accepted: 21 Dec 2020

Published online: 25 Oct 2021 *

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