The IoT: Privacy and Consent Issues

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The IoT: Privacy and Consent Issues

Executive Update
Posted February 15, 2017 in Data Analytics & Digital Technologies

The IoT is rich with opportunity — and risk. Designers must proactively consider the privacy implications of the design choices they make. Designs should help people make intelligent, rational decisions about their interactions with sensors and devices, not obfuscate those decisions. When the benefits appear to outweigh the risks, society as a whole should be informed, educated, and engaged to develop appropriate social norms to be followed.