In a blog post, the ICO has warned about the data protection implications of  ‘The Internet of Things’ (network connected objects, such as household devices, often able to be operated remotely via an internet connection). The ICO explains how much of the information being processed during the interaction with these devices will amount to personal data and discusses the potential security concerns. It highlights the need for manufacturers of these smart devices to ensure they are DPA compliant and urges the public to educate themselves on the potential privacy risks.

ICO blog post – 21 August 2014