Privacy and Security Implications of the Internet of Things
- Working Paper
This White Paper is a response to the Request for Comments of the US Federal Trade Commission on Privacy and Security Implications of the Internet of Things. The White Paper represents the position of the Auto-ID Labs in alignment with GS1. As the development of the Internet demonstrated, these technologies transcend political boundaries and will only deliver their true potential if policymakers are able to engage with all relevant stakeholders to identify a global framework of principles that can address societal expectations. International cooperation efforts offer convincing examples of how such principles could be developed. In the Internet space, the World Summit on Information Society organised by the UN in 2003 and 2005 and the ensuing Internet Governance Forum have not only significantly contributed to a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges of such a transformative technology but, perhaps even more significantly, have contributed to shaping innovating policy-making approaches. Recognising the complexity and interplay of the societal and economic effect of the Internet technologies, governments along with a wide variety of stakeholders have constructively engaged in dialogue both at regional and global level to identify innovative answers to emerging technical, economic and cultural issues. On a more general policy level, established international platforms for regulatory cooperation would provide an ideal means to develop a truly global approach to the IoT. The US-FTC through the Trans-Atlantic Economic Council, the OECD, APEC, and the International Telecommunication Union, could lead international co-ordination where new standards are needed (e.g. in areas of privacy, confidentiality and usage of data etc.) as well as explore innovative approaches to new radio spectrum allocation. We would like to express our appreciation for the thoughtful work of the Federal Trade Commission and for allowing us to participate in this dialogue. We look forward to continuing to work with other stakeholders in the important work of protecting privacy, fostering innovation and enhancing global commerce. We hope that the global perspective we bring will help lead to the global policy interoperability that both we and the Commission are seeking Show more
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