Internet of things (or “IoT”) shall mean to the interaction and the “dialogue” among certain means and systems, through sensors, and by means of communication nets and, in any case, without human intervention.

The interconnection of such means and systems involves the collection, registration, and elaboration of data relating to users, who are often unaware.

In this respect, the Italian Data Protection Authority has decided to launch a public consultation in order to evaluate the phenomenon in its complexity and, especially, in order to define measures to be taken to the end of assure users the maximum level of transparency in the processing of their personal data, and by protecting users from any possible abuse of their data. Any contribution, proposal, and/or comment from the interested operators shall be submitted within 180 days from the date (May 4, 2015) of publication in the Official Gazette.