(Institut Mines Telecom, Business School)
will give a presentation on
This article uses an original dataset on apps targeted at very young children to explore the types and scope of data that is collected about children when they use online mobile applications. US legislation provides a stringent privacy regulation to protect children’s personal data and digital platforms have implemented a self-certification program to encourage developers opt-in to support the regulation. We use an original dataset of mobile apps published in the US that target very young children to explore the types and scope of the data collected while children use mobile apps. We measure the effect of developer’s size in collecting sensitive data and evaluate the effectiveness of the platform policy in protecting children.
(joint with F. Le Guel, V. Lefrere, C. Tucker and P. Ling Yin).