European Data Protection Digest

Smart Meters, “Internet of Things” May Redefine Privacy

PERSONAL PRIVACY—EU & UK

July 26, 2012

Information Age reports on the “increasing use of data collection and transmission technologies” and how smart meters and the “Internet of Things” collect data that “goes beyond personally identifying information and instead describes” individuals’ behaviour and movements. With these new technologies, it’s becoming more difficult to determine who “owns” the data, the report states, and one expert said, “The Internet of Things has the capacity to blur the physical and virtual worlds.”
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