The IoT in Europe

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The European Data Protection Working Party, the EU’s data watchdog organization, recently published their analysis and recommendations regarding the Internet of Things and smart objects. While the report acknowledged the potential of these devices, it also urged for the need of privacy safeguards.  The committee made several recommendations including:

OS and device manufacturers must inform users of the details of the processing of their data, should be able to efficiently communicate to all other stakeholders involved as soon as a data subject withdraws his consent or opposes to the data processing….

As well as

Social platforms should ensure that information published by Internet of Things devices on social platforms do not become public or are indexed by search engines by default

It will be interesting to see if and how these recommendations make their way into legislation. As more devices come to market,  it can be expected that concerns like those held by the European Data Protection Working Party will become more apparent.


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