Let’s hope tough new rules on children’s online data collection deliver – and give parents peace of mind

Did you know that, as of last week, children’s online privacy is protected by default… literally? Jenny Afia explains why this is a much needed step forward, and why children’s data should not be fodder for companies to cash in on.

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