In anticipation of a roundtable discussion on the Internet of Things this November, the Federal Trade Commission has released submitted comments—coming from industry, privacy advocates, academics and regulators. This Privacy Perspectives post explores the potential benefits and drawbacks of this nascent phenomenon as well as the privacy discussions that need to be hashed out. Meanwhile, Kashmir Hill of Forbes writes about hacking into a smart home. Editor’s Note: Look out for an upcoming IAPP web conference on the health privacy implications of IoT.
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