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Thierer: Let’s Not Hit the Panic Button Just Yet

INTERNET OF THINGS

February 4, 2014

The rise of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity has brought with it increasing concerns about privacy protection and “the potential for massive security threats and privacy violations in a world of always-on, always-sensing devices,” writes Adam Thierer, a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. Though “there are some valid reasons for concern,” he notes, “it may be the case that some of the problems we fear today never come about.” In this post for Privacy Perspectives, Thierer argues that there isn’t yet need to hit the panic button as “most of us will likely quickly adapt to this new era” and “will likely find practical solutions to many of the problems that arise.”
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