While “smart” devices provide a wealth of consumer benefits, they pose risks to privacy and security due to their ability to collect and share personal data. In response to the increasing use and capabilities of smart devices, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now reviewing the risks to privacy and security posed by the growing connectivity of smart devices.
In an April 17, 2013 press release, the FTC announced that it is seeking public comments on these issues, by June 1, 2013. In addition, FTC staff will hold a public workshop on privacy and device connectivity issues, on November 21, 2013.
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