EC Consultation on Regulating the Internet of Things

Staff at HE and FE institutions using mobile devices in teaching and learning may be interested to learn that the European Commission is asking the public for their views on how to regulate wireless networked devices, also known as the Internet of Things as the current data protection regime is viewed as failing to adequately address emerging technologies.

Wireless connected devices such as smart phones gather, exchange, process and store information therefore their use has implications for privacy and security. The deadline for responding to the consultation documents is July 10th 2012. For guidance on mobile technologies and the law for FE and HE, a recording of JISC Legal’s Mobile Technologies and the Law Webcast can be accessed in captioned bite-sized segments.

Posted on 23/04/2012