Datonomy takes a look at the recent recommendations in the Article 29 Working Party Opinion on the Internet of Things, and what these mean for players in the value chain.
Consumers’ fear of potentially intrusive new technologies is often cited as one of the main barriers to the adoption of the Internet of Things.
Regulators in the US and Europe are starting to get to grips with the issue. As Datonomy readers will be aware, the Article 29 Working Party recently issued an Opinion on the topic, with recommendations on how to embed privacy compliance at every stage of the IoT value chain.
In this paper on the Olswang website here I consider the key privacy and security challenges posed by a connected world, and analyse the latest best practice for suppliers – from device manufacturers, through to app developers and providers of operating systems.
Stakeholders who can demonstrate privacy compliance and ethical practices will be best placed to win consumers’ trust and gain competitive advantage in this brave new and connected world.