[At-Large] RFC on "The Internet of Things".

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 22:30:14 UTC 2013

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comments
on the privacy and security concerns implied by the so-called “Internet of
Things”. Some of the questions they’re seeking comments for include:

·         What are the significant developments in services and products
that make use of this connectivity (including prevalence and predictions)?

·         What are the various technologies that enable this connectivity
(e.g., RFID, barcodes, wired and wireless connections)?

·         What types of companies make up the smart ecosystem?

·         What are the current and future uses of smart technology?

·         How can consumers benefit from the technology?

·         What are the unique privacy and security concerns associated with
smart technology and its data?  For example, how can companies implement
security patching for smart devices?  What steps can be taken to prevent
smart devices from becoming targets of or vectors for malware or adware?

·         How should privacy risks be weighed against potential societal

·          Can and should de-identified data from smart devices be used for
these purposes, and if so, under what circumstances?

The comment period close on June 1, 2013.  You can engage electronically via
 iot at ftc.gov or in written form.  If you decide on analog connections, send
- mailed or delivered – to 600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Room H-113 (Annex
B), Washington, DC 20580.  They anticipate delays using snail mail so they
ask you use a courier service.  J

Carlton A Samuels
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