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SIIA’s Executive Spotlight Series
provides a look into some of the most successful executives in our industry.
Hear how many of them got to where they are today, what is shaping their
businesses and the industry today, and special advice they would give to others
trying to grow a successful company.
On Friday, June 17th, SIIA hosted a panel that was co-sponsored by the Congressional High Tech Caucus and the Congressional Internet of Things Caucus on assessing the benefits, challenges, and policy implications of the Internet of Things.
SIIA has been active on the topic of IoT in recent months both filing comments to NTIA and releasing a white paper on the subject. David LeDuc, SIIA’s Senior Director for Public Policy gave opening remarks where he said SIIA defines the “Internet of Things” as ubiquitous connectivity where people are not only interacting with their devices, but devices are also interacting with each other. He also touched on the importance of regulatory humility cautioning against an overarching policy framework for IoT to accommodate IoT’s complex ecosystem.
The panel consisted of representatives from GE Digital, Qualcomm Inc., and the Center for Data Innovation. Each panelist touched on both public and private sector oppor ...
Today, SIIA submitted comments responding to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) request for comments concerning the benefits, challenges, and potential roles of government in fostering the Internet of Things (IoT).
In 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) celebrated its 100-year anniversary, marking over a century as the lead consumer watchdog based on its broad authority established by Sec. 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibits “unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce.”
The Commission has demonstrated that after a century, their Section 5 authority is flexible enough to keep pace with rapid technological evolution. For instance, as SIIA has highlighted in a recent policy paper, the FTC settlement with TRENDnet demonstrated that the FTC’s regulatory authority is indeed applicable to the Internet of Things (IoT). The FTC v. Wyndham demonstrated that while data security is not explicitly identified in Section 5, the FTC’s unfairness authority includes the ability to protect consumer data from data breaches.
While there is little question of the critical value of the FTC as the lead regulator and enforcer of consume ...
We are at a key inflection point in the history of information technology (IT), representing the evolution of IT from a specialized tool into a pervasive influence on nearly every aspect of everyday life. As the Internet further develops away from a computer-to-computer communication network, it is becoming a ubiquitous network linking electronic devices and everyday objects. This development, often referred to as the “Internet of Things” (IoT), describes ubiquitous interconnectivity, where people don’t just interact with a wide range of objects and devices, but devices and objects also interact directly with each other.
Today, SIIA released a new report, Empowering the Internet of Things: Benefits, Solutions and Recommendations for Policymakers, providing an in-depth look at the technological, social, and economic benefits and challenges facing the IoT. It examines how data processing applied to the information flows from the IoT will make ...
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Late last week, SIIA hosted a lunch event “Re-Thinking Privacy in the Connected World” that focused on reevaluating popular understandings of the privacy cost/benefit analysis of data-driven innovation and the Internet of Things (IoT). So often discussion of these technologies and analytic methods demonize data collection as a risk to personal privacy and security. But our speakers gave us a more balanced understanding of the complex relationship between technology, data and privacy. They underscored that while there may be fundamental right to privacy, privacy is not monolithic, but based on a diverse and evolving set of expectations. And they rebutted the notions that enhancing privacy can be accomplished merely by limiting data collection, or that more data equals less privacy, which calls for more regulation.