Do We Need Guidelines For Smart Tech Data Collection And Personal Privacy?
With the IoT expanding the online data collection practices into offline will help normalize behavior tracking offline. This report titled “Clearly Opaque: Privacy Risks of the IoT (2018),” was published by the Internet of Things Privacy Forum.
The organization believes that even the inner space will not their own anymore. It will encroach upon emotional and bodily privacy. All aspects of our life will become transparent to the data collecting companies. There are many legal implications of this as well. There have been many incidents where the police and the legal authorities use such devices to understand the defendant’s behavior. It is strictly against the law and their privacy cannot be invaded for any reason. IoT devices are known to blur regulatory boundaries.
To minimize the risk of societal damage, we should come up with guidelines on data use and collection. Identity Management and Human-Computer Interaction are among the two favorable areas for privacy strategies within the IoT. It should be designed in a way that is easy for the users to withdraw consent, delete data, and make encryption easier.
More, organizations should consider regulations that restrict IoT data from certain uses, and expanding the definition of personally-identifiable information to include sensor data in the US.
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