#CES2015 Speakers on Social: Connected Devices Raise F.T.C. Privacy Concerns

Curious about the Federal Trade Commission's concerns about privacy and the Internet of Things?

International CES speaker Joseph Lorenzo Hall (@JoeBeOne) of the Center for Democracy & Technology joined the MIT Technology ReviewShelly PalmerRoxane Divol and dozens of others in tweeting about a New York Times post titled "CES: F.T.C. Chairwoman Notes Concerns Raised by Connected Devices":  

The post reports on the speech delivered by F.T.C. Chairwoman Edith Ramirez at International CES 2015 which...

"...offered a prescription for protecting consumer data collected by Internet-connected gadgets like wearable fitness trackers and 'smart home' devices, previewing themes of a coming report by the agency on Internet privacy and security."

Chairwoman Ramirez expressed concern that with so many new devices collecting an ever-increasing amount of user data, effective policies are needed to help protect consumer privacy.

Among the policies mentioned by the Chairwoman in her speech were:

  • Privacy by design, i.e. accounting for privacy controls at the beginning of the product or service design process
  • Data minimization, i.e. gathering the least amount of personal information necessary to perform a given function
  • Greater transparency in the way companies use customer data

The NYT post indicated that an F.T.C. report on the Internet of Things is expected in the next few weeks.

And while we're on the subject...

For more on privacy by design, transparency and other related IoT issues, watch this recent TedInstitute talk titled "Privacy by design: humanizing analytics" by Marie Wallace, an analytics strategist at IBM:

WYSKR at International CES

January 6-9, 2015

January 6-9, 2015

In the run-up to International CES, WYSKR kept an eye on the content being shared on social media by the event's speakers.  When that content received significant attention on social, WYSKR shared it with you.


Because great events curate great speakers, and great speakers know - and often share - great content when they see it.

A list of links to all of WYSKR's International CES content is now available via this post. Thanks for reading and let us know what you think!