A boy looks at VTech's V.Reader, an interactive e-reader for children ages 3 and older, in this file photo. VTech is moving to protect itself against litigation relating to possible future cyberattacks after its database was hacked in November, exposing the information of more than 6 million children who use the company's toys. Photo: AP

VTech’s ‘zero accountability clause’ for hacked or lost data on Learning Lodge app store won’t put it above the law, experts say

Educational toymaker was left reeling by the biggest hacking attack of the year in Hong Kong in November, but the company’s under-the-radar move to rewrite its terms and conditions may not help it escape liability in the future

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A boy looks at VTech's V.Reader, an interactive e-reader for children ages 3 and older, in this file photo. VTech is moving to protect itself against litigation relating to possible future cyberattacks after its database was hacked in November, exposing the information of more than 6 million children who use the company's toys. Photo: AP
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Bien Perez

Bien Perez

Bien has worked at the Post since 2000. He has served as Post Magazine's technology editor and Technology Post's deputy editor. He was a guest host on Tech Specs in TVB’s Money Magazine show. He won runner-up, Best News Writing, at the 2008 Hong Kong News Awards.