Epic Games has announced that he will make his own parental verification services e free privacy for all developers. The aim is to make it easier to create games that take the safe children online. Let’s find out all the details together.
Epic Games and privacy: the safety of children is important
Epic Games has purchased SuperAwesome, a company of kidtech sure, last September. With this new addition to the company, Epic Games was able to launch its program Kids Web Services (KWS). The program allows developers to “verify the identity of parents or guardians when they give their children permission to use functions that collect personal information.”
Once a parent has been verified through the system, receives what Epic calls the “ParentGraph”, which makes it easier offer verification through other games on the Epic platform.
Epic said this system protects children and parents from any risks. Furthermore, it “minimizes the processing of personal data, since the parent or guardian is providing his / her verification details only once”.
As part of the announcement, the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, could not help but offer another definition of the metaverse.
“The metaverse will consist of many types of experiences and will not be controlled by any company,” Sweeney said. “Making KWS Parental Verification free, we hope to allow more developers to create safer digital experiences, enabling parents to make the right choices for their families. “
Over the past few weeks and years, child safety and online privacy has become an issue more pressing for federal regulators. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal he brought back some documents. According to the research, Facebook was aware that Instagram had a negative effect on adolescent mental health. However, it did nothing to fix the problem.
TikTok in 2019 also had some problems. The social platform has almost paid 6 million dollars to the Federal Trade Commission for violating a children’s privacy law, called Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.