Information Policy Dimension of Emerging Technologies
9 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2017 Last revised: 16 Aug 2017
Date Written: March 30, 2017
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is changing the way people interact with each other. Today, every physical device can have the capability to connect to Internet (digital presence) to send and receive data. Internet connected cameras, home automation systems, connected cars are all examples of such interconnected Internet of Things (IoT). IoT can bring benefits to users in terms of monitoring and intelligent capabilities, however, these devices collect, transmit, store, and have a potential to share vast amount of personal and individual’s data that can be vulnerable to security breaches. Even the systems or devices that are believed to be within a secured network are sometimes found to be directly accessible through the Internet. Therefore, as IoT generates ever more massive and nuanced datasets about consumer behavior and preferences there are questions of: How to protect privacy? How to deal security risks that sensors or connected devices are particularly vulnerable to? Which regulations are needed to preserve stakeholder involved? How can transparent rules and policies safeguard technology advances? This paper, therefore, discusses the impact of current privacy, trust, and security policies on these new technologies from the national, regional, and international legal and regulatory perspective. It also evaluates the application of General Data Protection Regulation (EUDSGVO) published by the European Union in the context of IoT. Finally, a set of recommendations is provided for organizations planning to invest in the development of IoT and Big Data analytics from the technical and information policy perspective.
Keywords: Emerging Technologies, Big Data, Internet of Things, Data Protection, Privacy, Security, Trust, General Data Protection Regulation, Federal Trade Commission
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