The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a staff report examining the privacy and data protection implications of the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Based on a workshop held by the FTC, the staff report considers several key, implicated issues:

  • examples and benefits and risks of the IoT;
  • applicability of Fair Information Practice Principles, specific recommendations for improving data security, data minimization and notice/choice; and
  • the need for possible legislation. 

FTC report ‘Internet of things – Privacy and Security in a Connected World’