EPIC has recommended new safeguard for the “Internet of Things.” EPIC proposed laws requiring companies to adopt Privacy Enhancing Technologies, promote data minimization, and ensure security for IoT devices. EPIC also recommend a prohibition on tracking, profiling, and monitoring of consumers using IoT services. As EPIC explained, “Protecting consumer privacy will become increasingly difficult as the Internet of Things becomes increasingly prevalent.” EPIC has worked extensively on the risks of the Internet of Things, including connected cars and “smart homes.” An EPIC complaint concerning “always on” devices, such as “smart TVs,” is pending at the Federal Trade Commission.
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