Privacy Groups Urge FTC To Regulate 'Internet of Things'

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Privacy advocates warned the U.S. Federal Trade Commission this weekend about the potential data security hazards of increasingly prevalent Internet-connected devices, such as cars and home appliances, as the agency prepares for a November workshop on the so-called “Internet of Things.”

In response to the FTC's request for input, the Electronic Privacy Information Center urged the agency to push for privacy safeguards that would protect consumers’ personal data and behavior patterns from being improperly tracked, profiled or monitored; and that would minimize and call for transparency...
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