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SIIA Applauds Department of Commerce for Seeking Comments on Policy Issues Related to the Internet of Things
Washington D.C. (April 5, 2016) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), today applauded the Department of Commerce for seeking comments on policy issues related to the Internet of Things (IoT).
SIIA Senior Vice President of Public Policy Mark MacCarthy issued the following statement:
“Today’s action by the Department of Commerce is an important step in bringing government and industry together to look at public policy issues related to the Internet of Things. Just weeks ago we issued a report that underscores how it important it is that we get the public policy right in order for IoT to meet its full potential. Empowering the Internet of Things: Benefits, Solutions and Recommendations for Policymakers calls on policymakers to work closely with industry to consider IoT’s impact on privacy, intellectual property, economic opportunity and more. IoT represents an entirely new ecosystem of devices and services that is driving economic opportunity and transforming healthcare, transportation, energy and more. It cannot be defined as a single, specific technology development, and we urge the DOC and other policymakers to avoid a one-size fits all regulatory approach to the diverse technologies constituting IoT.”
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