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.