5 septembre 2009

Logiciel de controle parental : des pratiques pas "net" du tout !

J'attire votre attention sur cet article :

http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-10345848-238.html


La société qui est mentionnée dans l'article explique que les informations collectées autour des discussions des enfants sont revendues a des sociétés partenaires a des fins de marketing...

"A software product sold to protect children from predators, cyberbullying, and visiting inappropriate Web sites is also collecting information about what the kids are saying and is selling that data--in aggregate form--to other companies for marketing purposes."

je suis allée vérifier les contrats, c'est clairement spécifié !

D'autres societes adoptent la meme strategie semble-t-il :
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/ptech/stories/DN-internetkids_05bus.ART.State.Edition1.3e74602.html

Il m'a toujours semble que l'éducation, l'accompagnement, la formation restaient la meilleure voie pour avancer sur ces questions : ca se confirme plus que jamais !

MAJ du 1 mars 2012 : les termes du contrat privacy sont aujourd'hui moins explicites
". Children's Information
  • In order to provide the Software's parental monitoring tools, we collect and store data relating to your minor child's Internet usage, as indicated in the Control Panel. This data, which is stored on servers under our control located in the United States, may include public and private online activity, such as instant messages, web searches, web pages, blogs and forums visited. We do not share this information with third parties, except that we may share this information with contractors under our control and subject to confidentiality agreements, for purposes related to making the software available and operative (e.g., to ensure security standards are met). We purge this information periodically. Subject to the terms of this privacy policy, you consent on behalf of yourself and your child to our collecting and storing this data, for purposes of making available and operating the Software.
  • FamilySafe does not contact children of any age about special offers or for marketing purposes.
  • FamilySafe does not ask a child of any age for additional personal information.
  • FamilySafe does not disclose private communications except to co mply wit h valid legal process such as a search warrant, or to protect the company's rights and property. As a parent using our monitoring tools, it is up to you to read data logged by FamilySafe applications to monitor your child's online behavior and interaction with others on the Internet, and determine if your child's safety is at risk.
  • FamilySafe will never provide personal information about your child to any party."
Information Sharing and Disclosure
  • FamilySafe does not rent, sell, or share personal or other information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
    • We may provide such information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with FamilySafe under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help FamilySafe communicate with you about offers from FamilySafe and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
    • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
    • We may believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of FamilySafe's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
    • We may transfer your information if FamilySafe is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, FamilySafe will notify you through the email address you have provided to us before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy."

1 commentaire:

Pierre Col - Kizz TV a dit…

Sur Kizz TV - http://www.kizz.tv - les enfants de 3 à 7 ans jouent dans un espace entièrement sécurisé et garanti sans aucune publicité.

Les seules données recueillies par le système sont celles permettant de mesurer l'évolution du profil cognitif de chaque enfant, car notre système expert, développé avec des labos de recherche du CNRS, de l'ENS-LSH, de l'INRP et de l'INSA adapte en permanence la proposition de jeux éducatifs faite à chaque enfant.

Nous avons fait le choix de proposer un service très qualitatif, et de ce fait payant : 4,90 € par mois après un premier mois d'essai à 1 € seulement actuellement.

A côté existent des sites web contenant de très nombreux jeux gratuits, dans un environnement rempli de sollicitations publicitaires... et sans garantie sur le respect de la vie privée.

Aux parents de choisir ce qui leur semble le mieux pour leur enfant, mais encore faut-il qu'ils soient correctement informés !