privacy

29 Jun: The Smart Internet of Things

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

Interconnected systems such as phones, smart speakers, lighting fixtures, thermostats, appliances, home security systems and cameras, and even cars today often use our personal data to operate. Many organisations are sharing this personal data with governments and other institutions, and with businesses, without any international standards nor common rules of privacy and security. As a result, the European Commission is coming under increasing pressure to review the situation and address consumer protection.

Like it or not, we are all becoming more and more inextricably linked to physical objects around us …