European Commission Releases Preliminary Report On Consumer IoT Devices

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Maybe someone is reading them after all? European Commission opens for consultation its report of the sector inquiry into consumer internet of things (IoT) devices.

The report shows that in addition to quality, brand reputation and privacy, the number of users plays a crucial role in competition. The privacy notice of the relevant device is flagged as one of the top deciding factors in:

  • competing with other smart home device manufacturers for integration on or
    interoperability with other smart home devices (#4)
  • competing with other smart home device manufacturers for users (#5)
  • competing with other wearable devices for users (#7)
  • competing with other consumer IoT services for presence on third party smart devices (#5)
  • competing with other consumer IoT services for users (#7)
  • competing with other voice assistants for presence on third-party smart devices (#3)
  • competition with other voice assistants for users (#5)

Read the full preliminary European Commission report.

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