Security and Privacy Challenges of Connected Toys: Can you trust your children’s new best friends?

Connected toys can bring a range of benefits to both parent and child, but there are also rising concerns with regards to security and privacy.

In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, popular toys amongst children would have included, Furbythe robotic owl-like creature, that would speak to its user, with its own language, or Tamagotchi, a digital pet that you could feed, play games with and take care of. Children’s toys today have greatly evolved, not only being digital but incorporating a range of features that make them highly interactive. These toys can now come equipped with cameras, sensors, and microphones, but most importantly, they are connected to the internet. There is a range of variations in this new category of toys ranging from “My friend Caylato The Dinoand Hello Barbie. Through the use of wi-fi and speech recognition, the new Barbie doll can now speak to its users, continually learning from the voice recording they collect and progressively adapting their responses. Similarly, “My friend Cayla, can also talk with its user, as well as read stories and play games, through the use of an application downloadable on android or IOS system. “Teddy the Guardian”, is geared for use by infants, devised to teach children to maintain a good posture and healthy life.

It can measure a child’s temperature, and even check their heart rate and oxygen saturation. Although less interactive with the child, the toy enables parents to keep track of their children’s safety, even when they are not at close proximity.


19 Mar 2018


Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Students Experience

Facebooks and its Privacy problems

On February 16, 2018, the Belgian court ordered Facebook to delete illegally collected data or face fines of up to €100m, or daily €250,000 for ...

09 Mar 2018


Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Students Experience

Five technologies lawyers shouldn’t ignore

From Big Data to Blockchain, Marti Manent gives us a glimpse of the five technologies that lawyers mustn´t ignore if they want to succeed in ...

26 Feb 2018


Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills

Challenges and trends for the XXI century lawyer

The International Bar Association (IBA) Young Lawyers´ Committee has partnered with IE Law School to launch a Young Lawyers´ Training Course on ...

23 Feb 2018


Clinical Education, Global, Comparative and European Law, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills

How IE Law School prepares tomorrow’s greatest leaders in global law

Our law students are part of a vibrant, global and diverse community, and have access to infinite learning opportunities throughout their studies.

20 Feb 2018


Global, Comparative and European Law, Students Experience

Norberto Andrade on Policy, Privacy and Artificial Intelligence in Facebook

Our LLM and Bachelor students concluded the month of January with an interesting conference held by Dr. Norberto Andrade, Privacy and Public Policy ...

08 Feb 2018


Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News, Students Experience

IE Law School students at LWOW KickOff in Switzerland

Our Bachelor of Laws students participating in the Law Without Walls (LWOW) program this year, lived an engaging, enlightening and exciting weekend at the KickOff at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Every year LWOW kicks-off with two days of intensive idea generation, teambuilding, personality assessments, and other exercises that challenge the talents and vision of more than 100 students from around the world. In this community, LWOW seeks to transcend cultural divides and embrace our global mission: innovate solutions, hackathon style, to challenges and problems in legal education and practice.

This year the KickOff  took place in the University of St. Gallen, where students from 28 top law and business schools worldwide gathered for the weekend of January 13th and 14th to prepare themselves for the LWOW experience. This exciting weekend was the first part of a four-month program in which students engage with leading practitioners and mentors from across the globe through weekly virtual mentoring sessions to create a project of worth that proposes a solution to a real-life problem regarding the legal marketplace. The LWOW  experience will end with the “ConPosium” in the University of Miami where the students will present their projects in front of a panel consisting of venture capitalists and multidisciplinary judges. Results will be judged on the basis of the creativity, viability and substance of the projects.

IE Law School students, Pedro Gil and Aïda Mekouar, participating in the LWOW program this year, to St. Gallen to be part of the exciting LWOW KickOff this year.

05 Feb 2018


News, Students Experience

IE Law School launches new Master in Legaltech and first open innovation ecosystem in legal technology in Spain

At Legaltech – Legal Week New York, IE Law School has announced the launch of its new Master in Legaltech and the IE Legaltech Innovation Farm, two ...

31 Jan 2018


Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

Towards the Evolution of Laws Regulating International Aspects of IPOs

The past few years have seen considerable changes in the regulation of initial public offerings. However, legal uncertainty is generated by the lack ...

30 Jan 2018


Faculty, Global, Comparative and European Law, Law, Politics and Economics

Importance of a sustainable compliance culture

The promotion of a sustainable compliance culture across the enterprise is a responsibility of the board of directors and the executive management, ...

16 Jan 2018


Compliance, Faculty Opinion

Call for applications for the XII edition of the José María Cervelló Business Law Awards

IE Law School and ONTIER are calling candidates for the José María Cervelló Business Law Awards. The topic of this year’s work is ...

14 Jan 2018


Business and Corporate Law, News

The Prohibition of Single-Firm Market Abuses: US Monopolization versus EU Abuse of Dominance

This article looks at the commonalities and disparities in the rules against single-firm market abuses in the US and in the EU and their enforcement. ...

09 Jan 2018


Business and Corporate Law, Faculty

IE Law School and the Institute for Executive Education at NYU School of Law Launch Innovative Interdisciplinary Collaboration

The Institute for Executive Education at New York University School of Law (NYU Law) and IE Law School, based in Madrid, have developed innovative ...

23 Dec 2017


Compliance, Financial and Tax Law, News, Students Experience

Erika Pagano: “My greatest joy is seeing students realize their full potential”

Erika Pagano, Director of LawWithoutWalls, studies the impact of creativity and technology in the changing legal landscape. In this interview, she ...

20 Dec 2017


Faculty, Global, Comparative and European Law, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills, News

Why study the Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics?

The strength of this innovative program comes from the special courses designed to integrate the three disciplines: politics, law and economics.

Without a doubt, societies are becoming increasingly complex.  These changes have created a need for individuals who understand how political, legal and economic systems interact on the global stage. Rooted in the successful PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) interdisciplinary model first offered at the University of Oxford, our PLE (Politics, Law and Economics) degree is aimed at students who are eager to blur the lines between disciplines and comprehend the role they jointly play in developing strategic solutions for organizations.

The strength of this innovative program comes from the special courses designed to integrate the three disciplines. It is not just a compilation of unrelated subjects all put together. I realized that this degree is not meant just to make us experts in politics, law or economics separately, but that it is aimed at providing us with three different lenses to examine global issues.

15 Dec 2017


Law, Politics and Economics, Students Experience

Part-time programs at IE Law School: Degrees designed with you in mind

IE Law School offers plenty of options for furthering your education; not only in terms of programs and specializations, but also when it comes to ...

11 Dec 2017


Students Experience

US Trade Policy: America Resigns from its Leading Role as a Global Rule-setter

With Donald Trump’s first year in office approaching its end, Professor Johanna Jacobsson weighs in on the US trade policy and the first year of ...

07 Dec 2017


Faculty Opinion, Global, Comparative and European Law

Fatima Nieto-IEU Evolution Track Participant, in association with Ontier

The IEU Evolution track, in association with Ontier, offers students the unique opportunity to simultaneously qualify as a lawyer in Spain and a ...

03 Dec 2017


Global, Comparative and European Law, Students Experience

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