Internet of Things

The New York Times, Mondaq, the FTC and more recently the OII all seem to be talking about the concept of Internet of Things i.e. the seamless connectivity of digital devices which allows them to communicate/talk to each other, leading to automation of processes.

For example “Consumers already are able to use their mobile phones to open their car doors, turn off their home lights, adjust their thermostats, and have their vital signs, such as blood pressure, EKG, and blood sugar levels, remotely monitored by their physicians.” (via FTC).

The question now is, to ascertain what the potential privacy/security risks could be, associated with such seamless connectivity.



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