Samsung Galaxy Tab Kids Edition
Review date: 11/02/2020
Samsung's kid-friendly tablet comes with an interface full of curated kids’ content the company says will keep them "excited to come back for more." Good thing Samsung also includes a host of parental controls to let you monitor screen time and access to all that curated kids' content. For something your kids will spend so much time on, we sure wish Samsung had an easy to find page for parents' to get information about how they do—or don't—protect kids privacy when they use this tablet.
What could happen if something goes wrong
Samsung says the may sell your consumer information to data resellers. That's not fun. That's how you end up on weird email lists or getting targeted with ads about things you thought you only thought about that one time, in your head. Also, Samsung doesn't have an easy to find privacy page for how they handle your kid's personal information. That seems like something they should put front and center for a tablet targeted at kids. All in all, Samsung doesn't seem to take privacy as seriously as they should. For a device designed to get your kid hooked on it, that just doesn't seem good at all.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, date of birth, gender
Voice recordings if you use voice commands
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
In February, 2020, Samsung had a data breach on it UK customer account pages, effecting less than 150 people.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Samsung has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://security.samsungmobile.com/rewardsProgram.smsb
Samsung has a page highlighting it's privacy principles. Samsung does not have any easy to find information about Kids' Privacy and the Tablet.