WP29 issues Opinion 8/2014 on the Internet of Things (“IoT”)

From the WP29’s press release

“The European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) at its Plenary meeting of 16 and 17 September, adopted an opinion on the Internet of Things (IoT). Drawing the attention on the privacy and data protection challenges raised by “smart things” which are gradually entering our daily lives, the WP29 helps stakeholders acquire a strong competitive advantage by explaining them how to implement a sustainable IoT which complies with the data protection legal framework”.

The Internet of Things (“IoT”) is “a scenario in which objects [e.g. wearable devices], animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.” (from: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Internet-of-Things)

Read more about Opinion 8/2014 here.



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