Each day, the opportunities and challenges of Internet of Things technology become clearer. Technology is making information flows easier, but recent news that a smart fridge was hacked and sent out spam brings to the forefront the data protection challenges inherent in this burgeoning landscape. “As European regulators grapple with the challenges and complexities of formulating a technology-neutral data protection regulation, the difficulties of applying ‘traditional’ concepts such as consent, purpose limitation, transparency, data deletion, accountability and security to the data processing activities carried out by an ‘Internet-ready’ kitchen appliance become readily apparent,” writes Field Fisher Waterhouse’s Brian Davidson, CIPP/E, in this post for Privacy Perspectives.
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