Fear cannot stop the Internet of Things!

Fear cannot stop the Internet of Things!

The recent events of connected cars remotely hacked led to considerable discussions about the potential weaknesses of security systems of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, whose growth cannot be stopped though.  But how can we find the right balance?  Continue reading

Big data and IoT – a match with troubles…

Big data and IoT – a match with troubles…

Big data and Internet of Things (IoT) are the keys of the success for a large number of (if not all) companies, but their exploitation requires to deal with privacy and compliance issues. Continue reading

Connected cars are privacy and security threats?

Connected cars are privacy and security threats?

The recent report from the US Senator Ed Markey raises issues on the future of connected cars because of the privacy issues and the potential cybercrimes that might affect the security of vehicles.  This happens when the recent regulatory developments show that privacy and cybersecurity is on the top of the agenda of car makers and US and EU regulators are negotiating common rules.  Continue reading

Internet of Things rules by US and UK authorities

Internet of Things rules by US and UK authorities

Internet of things rules might change after the recommendations issued by the US Federal Trade Commission, FTC, and the commitments taken by the UK telecom regulator, Ofcom, which set out the principles for the future of the IoT that any other regulator worldwide might follow.  Continue reading

The Internet will disappear with the Internet of Things?

The Internet will disappear with the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things will make the Internet disappear according to Eric Schmidt of Google.  The Internet will become part of any object around us collecting personal data in a seemless manner which might lead to privacy issues that regulators shall properly address. Continue reading

The best Internet of Things articles for 2014 are…

The best Internet of Things articles for 2014 are…

2014 is just over and it is time to wish happy New Year and thank all the readers of IoTLaw for following with such interest this blog!  But it is also time to check which have been the best articles of 2014. Continue reading

Car makers commit to privacy for connected cars

Car makers commit to privacy for connected cars

19 makers of cars and trucks sold in the US committed to preserve the privacy of their customers in the view of the massive amount of personal data that are going to be processed through connected cars.  Continue reading

Internet of Things and data protection issues

Internet of Things and data protection issues

The Internet of Things will generate 9 billion devices by 2018 according to estimates, but the recent hacker attack that caused a fridge to send over 750,000 spam and phishing messages over the Christmas break create concerns as to the potential data protection issues deriving from the usage of such technologies. Continue reading