Online Trust Authority IoT group issues privacy and security framework

Sourced through Scoop.it from: blogs.dlapiper.com

The contents of the draft framework focus, among others, on the following main categories:

  1. Increase of transparency towards users on accessibility of privacy notice and information on processed data;
  2. Limitations on entities to whom data is communicated and on data storage period;
  3. Individuals’ rights of control on processed data including right to either remove it or require its anonymization;
  4. Security measures to protect processed data which shall include, among others,
    • data and protocols encryption,
    • change and recovery of passwords,
    • performance of penetration tests,
    • manufacturers’ ability to remediate vulnerabilities in a prompt and reliable manner and
    • adoption of a breach response and consumer safety notification plan.

There is a general feeling indeed that:

  • Current privacy regulations are excessively burdensome and might hinder the growth of IoT technologies;
  • The Internet of Things sector needs more certainty on applicable obligations as otherwise the current unclear legal scenario might delay the development/launch of products due to the potential legal risks and
  • Such additional certainty needs to be the result of a joined initiative of the industry and regulators to ensure that  privacy and security obligations are imposed in a manner that protects individuals ensuring at the same time that the potentials of the sector are not hampered.

There is a general feeling that:
*  Current privacy regulations are excessively burdensome and might hinder the growth of IoT technologies;
*  The Internet of Things sector needs more certainty on applicable obligations as otherwise the current unclear legal scenario might delay the development/launch of products due to the potential legal risks and
*  Such additional certainty needs to be the result of a joined initiative of the industry and regulators to ensure that privacy and security obligations are imposed in a manner that protects individuals ensuring at the same time that the potentials of the sector are not hampered.

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