Privacy in the Internet of Things: Regulation vs Innovation

14th September 2016

As IoT extends to everyday items not normally considered computers, allowing them to generate, exchange and consume data with minimal human intervention, consumers must have confidence that their data is collected, stored and used in a manner that benefits them and does not jeopardize their privacy. Although not specifically for IoT, a number of guidelines and regulations aim to protect the privacy of consumers, e.g., Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs), Privacy by Design, and, for European citizens, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Complying with these principles and regulations requires a good understanding of the privacy risks in IoT systems. In the article published in IEEE IoT eNewsletter, I elaborated on these privacy risks for IoT and the challenges the IoT systems need to overcome to comply with regulation.

Read more in the IEEE IoT eNewsletter.