Hacking Your…Oven? FTC Conducts Workshop on “Internet of Things”

Contact: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (Washington D.C., USA)

On November 19, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held an information gathering workshop entitled "The Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World." The purpose of the workshop was to explore consumer privacy and security issues raised by the growing connectivity of devices, and to inform the Commission about the developments in this area. The FTC will be preparing a report that includes recommended best practices for "smart" devices. Interested parties may submit public comments regarding the topics and issues addressed in this Client Advisory to the FTC on or before January 10, 2014.

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