Blog: Consumer Advice

ITV: New rules to prevent children’s ‘smart’ toys from being hacked

Ken Munro 26 Nov 2018

In the run up to Christmas we were asked by ITV’s Chris Choi to demonstrate some of the security fails we see in kids toys all the time.

We showed him our research on My Friend Cayla, and Tekstra Toucan amongst others, and made the point that while manufacturers need standards and codes of practice we also need regulation to follow it up. When questioned, Margot James MP (Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) said that new laws are likely, “In all likelihood it will become statutory regulation but in the first instance I think its important to get it right,”.

Here’s the full article and video: