MIT’s Technology Review reports for the first time, children can be “datafied” from birth. The finding comes as a result of a new report, published by the children’s commissioner for England, which found that by the time a child is 13, parents have posted an average of 1,300 photos on social media. Calling for more transparency over how companies collect data connected to children, the authors of the report argue that not enough deliberation has been given to the consequences of what this proliferation of children's data will carry. Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield said, “Companies that make apps, toys, and other products used by children need to stop filling them with trackers and put their terms and conditions in language that children understand.”
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