The Problem With Privacy Rules For The Internet Of Things

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- In April, the Federal Trade Commission announced an upcoming public workshop to consider the privacy and security implications of the “Internet of Things,” a phenomenon referring to the growing connectivity of everyday devices to networks. Connected devices are able to communicate with each other and with people, creating new opportunities for data collection and use. These opportunities must be balanced with privacy considerations, through the development of flexible company standards and practices, to ensure the retention of consumers’ trust and their willingness to engage these emerging...
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