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Internet of Things reviewed by EU data protection body. Internet of Things – When your yogurt pots start talking to you. Towards an EU Approach? » IPT Italy. “When your yogurt pots start talking to you“.

Internet of Things – When your yogurt pots start talking to you. Towards an EU Approach? » IPT Italy

Do you remember? This was the start of a call for action from the European Commission on Internet of Things back in 2009. A lot changed since 2009: (i) there are little doubts about the relevance of IoT (estimated 25 billion connected devices by the end of this year – see here on encouraging trends); and (ii) the role that can be played by regulators in fostering growth of IoT related businesses (whilst some regulators already took action, more is expected in the near future).

Very recently, the national authorities in the United States, United Kingdom and Italy addressed concerns and proposed certain best practices. FTC – In the US, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a report on “Internet of Things – Privacy and Security in a Connected World“, with best practices on: Glogin?mobile=1&URI=http%3A%2F%2Fmobile.nytimes.com%2F2015%2F02%2F09%2Fbusine...

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Biometrics. Connected TV. Connected cars. Health data. Log In - The New York Times. Gartner: No single Internet of Things platform will dominate by 2018. There is no question the Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to have a high-profile in the years to come, but there is concern that a single platform will hold back progress.

Gartner: No single Internet of Things platform will dominate by 2018

Companies are building next-generation IoT ecosystems, but there won't be a standard product offering through 2018, according to the Gartner research group. Since a standardized IoT offering won't be available, future efforts will remain customized platforms - and that could hurt IoT adoption by consumers. Analysts believe connected devices will still become increasingly popular, but integration into mobile devices - which is popular today - could become cluttered with numerous infrastructures that cause confusion. "Many standards and ecosystems for the IoT are still in development and some of the vendors and ecosystems may fail during the working lifetime of current IoT projects," said Alfonso Velosa, research director at Gartner. What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?

This week Google’s Eric Schmidt was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he suggested that the future Internet will be, in one sense, invisible — because it will be embedded into everything we interact with.

What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?

“The Internet will disappear,” he predicted (via The Hollywood Reporter). “There will be so many IP addresses…so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it. Critical infrastructure executives complacent about IoT security, study shows. Only 8% of IT professionals in the energy sector are concerned about cyber criminals attacking industrial controllers, which are increasingly being connected to the internet, a study has revealed.

Critical infrastructure executives complacent about IoT security, study shows

Yet 88% are not confident in the secure configuration of their industrial controllers, according to a survey of IT professionals and executives from energy, retail and financial services organisations in the UK and US. The Internet of Things just got a watchdog: FTC issues official report. On Tuesday morning at the annual State of the Net conference in Washington DC, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez gave a keynote address announcing the FTC's latest initiative: watching the Internet of Things for privacy violations.

The Internet of Things just got a watchdog: FTC issues official report

The commission recently voted four to one to issue a report pointing out a number of best practices that the FTC expects the nascent Internet of Things industry to follow. The report, released today (PDF), included some softer recommendations as well. Although the report largely reiterates most of the statements Ramirez made at CES three weeks ago, the official backing from the FTC's commissioners is an important step toward keeping a more watchful eye on companies out to make a quick buck without a corresponding consumer protection plan. The Internet will disappear with the Internet of Things? The Internet will disappear with the Internet of Things?

The Internet will disappear with the Internet of Things?

Internet of Things grows with RFID logo and data protection test. RFID logo and data protection test to boast the market Giulio Coraggio on 4 August, 2014 - 9:30 am in data protection, Internet, privacy.

Internet of Things grows with RFID logo and data protection test

» Two Million Cars Using Wireless Insurance Dongle Vulnerable to Hacking. The Internet of Things and cybercrime. The Internet of Things is expected to lead to 50 billion connected devices by 2020 collecting and exchanging personal data about their users, their lives, their preferences and tastes.

The Internet of Things and cybercrime

This will lead not only to relevant data protection issues, but also to increased cybercrime related risks triggering the need to ensure a higher level of cyber security. I have already covered in this post the compliance measures to be put in place in order to face data protection issues affecting the Internet of Things . However, as covered in this post from my friend Pierluigi Paganini, the Internet of Things is likely to create new opportunities for hackers able to go beyond security measures implemented in for instance wearable technologies or eHealth systems leading to cybercrimes. There were according to estimates 1,150 cybercrime attacks globally of which 35 in Italy in 2013 leading to annual damages between € 20 and € 40 billion in Italy. U.K. Power Grid is Under Attack From Hackers Every Minute, Says Parliament. The U.K. government is one step ahead of hackers trying to turn off the country’s lights -- for now.

U.K. Power Grid is Under Attack From Hackers Every Minute, Says Parliament

The prospect of cyber-attacks on the nation’s power network is a major threat to the country’s security, according to James Arbuthnot, a member of parliament who chaired the Defense Select Committee until last year. He plans to visit National Grid Plc (NG/) next month to discuss the issue. “Our National Grid is coming under cyber-attack not just day-by-day but minute-by-minute,” Arbuthnot, whose committee scrutinized the country’s security policy, told a conference in London last year. “There are, at National Grid, people of very high quality who recognize the risks that these attacks pose, and who are fighting them off,” he said, “but we can’t expect them to win forever.” Britain’s electricity transmission network is constantly subject to cyber-attack and threats to infrastructure will remain high over the next few months, the nation’s Computer Emergency Response Team statistics show. The-internet-of-things-iot-will-have-a-huge-impact-on-the-cloud-576&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjk5M2IyZTkzMjFlNjUwZTE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHMBeIqcjFAqtAJ7_rUa-FYi9KZVg&utm_content=buffer8ad93&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.

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: An intro to iot The Internet of Things is simply a label that has been tacked on to the concept of machine-to-machine communication that has existed for around 15 years. In the same way that computers can interact with each other and share information via their IP address, any object can now be assigned its own IP address – thus enabling it to connect to the Internet. With technology advancing and prices decreasing, practically anything can become “smart” in the right hands.

As a ridiculous example, take a look at this toaster that gets upset and jealous when it’s unused. IOT and Mobile If the world is going to be a more connected place, then mobile and IoT quite obviously seem to be natural fit for each other. So, how exactly will this impact cloud computing? Internet of Things and telecom law issues.

Internet of Things and telecom law issues Giulio Coraggio on 25 August, 2014 - 8:30 am in AGCOM, communication, Internet of Things, telecoms Internet of Things technologies require the communication between devices on telecom networks that vary depending on the type of service provided. IoT emerges as the 'Internet of everything to everybody' at CES. You'd have to be hiding under a blackjack table to miss the barrage of Internet of Things (IoT) rhetoric pouring out of the panels, press conferences and exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Actually, scratch that. Even if you're under a table, the casino is likely tracking your every move, so you, too, might be counted as part of the IoT, depending on your definition.

I didn't attend the confab this year, but I remember the first time I went to a CES, back when big, high-def TV screens were all the rage and little "things" not so much. The Internet of Things, explained. You walk up to your front door, and it unlocks as it recognizes the key fob in your pocket. It’s cold outside, but the air on the other side of your threshold is a toasty 74 degrees because the thermostat fired up your furnace the instant you (your phone, more accurately) crossed the 20-mile geofence you drew around your home.

As the door swings open, your recessed lighting illuminates your path to the kitchen, everyone’s first destination when arriving home after a long day at work. A glance at an app on your phone, linked to the fitness tracker on your wrist, shows your daily calorie quota will accommodate a glass of wine with dinner. Wearable devices from companies like FitBit and Jawbone upload statistics related to your physical activity to the web, so you can analyze the data and make better choices. Whistle, which makes activity trackers for dogs, provides pet owners data about their animal’s health. Common home appliances are getting into the act, too. Top 5 Internet of Things predictions for 2015! Top 5 Internet of Things predictions for 2015 Giulio Coraggio on 23 December, 2014 - 11:09 am in Internet of Things, smart city, smart home, wearable technology Internet of Things has been the centre of the attention of the global market during 2014 and everyone is curious to see what will happen in 2015.

Here is my personal list of predictions relating to legal issues that will affect the Internet of Things in 2015! Internet of Things - Security and privacy issues. Internet of Things, new opportunities for hackers and cybercriminals. The Internet of Things and cybercrime. Internet of Things - Your kitchen will know everything on you. Wp223_en.pdf. Internet of Things reviewed by privacy regulators. Promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things. Right time for Internet of Things regulations? New privacy rules on biometric data for the Internet of Things? The rise of IoT 2.0 and the battle for the connected home. Posted on 08 December 2014. Document Management, Document Management Software. It’s not unusual for an analyst to describe Enterprise Content Management as a mature technology. Or even to go so far as to call it “boring,” as analyst Alan Pelz-Sharpe did a few years ago when he was employed by the Real Story Group.

And he meant it in a good way. For many years ECM systems were huge headaches that seldom delivered as promised and now, for the most part, they do. The basic requirements, as you’ll see as you read on, are practically a given. But as new technologies emerge and the way people work changes, so must the solutions that ECM vendors deliver. Blogs. Any privacy professional will tell you that in the early days of their career they had to come to an unfortunate realisation - people respect what you do, but are generally uninterested. We’re like economists or geologists - get us together and we can have heady philosophical conversations about the impact of what we do everyday, but we’re mostly rubbish when dinner party conversation requires us to describe our work.

But privacy as a relevant everyday concept has been pushing its way into the mainstream, and the events of the last couple of years – for example, data breaches at major companies, the growing popularity of smart devices and wearable technology and the high degree of consumer privacy activity among regulatory groups worldwide - have accelerated that trend. Internet of Things fostered by privacy rules on biometric data.

The boss has malware, again... : talesfromtechsupport. Hackers attacked the U.S. energy grid 79 times this year - Nov. 18, 2014. OWASP Internet of Things Top Ten Project. Driverless cars are liable to being stolen and used in terrorist attacks, report warns - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent. The Internet Of Things Has Been Hacked, And It's Turning Nasty. The Internet of Things (IoT) will fail if security has no context. Data Protection Officials Adopt Internet of Things Declaration and Big Data Resolution. Welcome to Forbes. 3 Internet of Things Security Nuances You May Not Have Considered.

Security and the Internet of Things.