Privacy rules aimed at facilitating the processing of biometric data have been just issued by the Italian data protection authority (the Garante) with the purpose of fostering technologies relying on their usage including Internet of Things technologies.
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 car.
Here are the main legal topics on connected cars covered during the Connected Automobiles conference where I gave a presentation named "Privacy and regulations: state-of-the-art and future issues" on legal issues relating to connected cars whose slides are available here.
As previously mentioned, I attended this week the Web Summit in Dublin focusing in particular to the section dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) from which I was able to gain very interesting insights on legal issues affecting the Internet of Things.
Internet of Things technologies are already all around us and with a market that is expected to reach a value of more than $ 14.4 trillion over the next decade with 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the question is whether ad hoc regulations are necessary to govern the Internet of Things sector.