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FTC Seeks Input on “Internet of Things”

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

April 18, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking input from the public through June 1 concerning the privacy implications of the “Internet of Things.” The term describes the ability of cars, appliances and medical devices to communicate with each other and people. Ahead of a public workshop to be held in November, the FTC aims to determine how privacy will be balanced with the benefits of such technology, among other concerns.
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