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10th Meeting of the Internet of Things Expert Group
Biblio Internet of Things Expert Group,'' 10th Meeting of the Internet of Things Expert Group'', 2012  +
Institution Internet of Things Expert Group  +
Legal conteEUt EU +
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Notes In 2012, the European Commission publishes
In 2012, the European Commission publishes the output from the work of the group of experts on the Internet of Things: this is the IoT Expert Group Final Meeting Report. Let's summarize the main findings of its work. Privacy: * Specific legislation (i) or not (ii) (burdens, soon obsolete…)? * Privacy by default (i) or harmful situation if users have to give explicit permission for object to function as intended or required (ii)? * Loss of control: automatic decisions; invisible or unnoticed IoT systems. * Locking-in: users prisoners of a service provider  some service providers may emerge, lowering users’ freedom of choice --> monopoly situation (even if no formal monopoly). * Standardization is important: technical standards cause an increase of interoperability, and interoperability may help the respect of data protection legislation. Safety and Security: * Prescriptive measures can improve security and safety (ii) or will only increase delays and costs? * Generic approach (i) or different approaches based on the needs of the different industries involved (ii) (“one size doesn’t fit all”)? Ethics: * Problems of discrimination in access to IoT technologies? IoT may increase the digital divide. * Control issues: seamless interactions will lead to a distributed control, and the notion of informed consent may become obsolete. * Problems of separation between contexts and social spheres, because IoT blurs the boundaries between them. * Who is responsible and liable when unforeseen events cause harmful effects? * Ubiquity, invisibility, identification, ambiguous ontology and connectivity are the morally relevant characteristics of the IoT. * Positive implication of the IoT are better decision-making, utility, wellbeing, health, safety and security. Identifiers: * Open (i) or closed (ii) platforms? * Globally unique permanent identifiers (to foster interoperability) (i) or short-lived and one-off identifiers (to foster privacy and security) (ii)? Governance: * Administration of governance through existing Internet platforms (i) or thorough new platforms (ii)? * New governance bodies (i) or already existing bodies (ii)? * What is the relationship between Internet in general and IoT? Internet is a part of IoT (i); IoT is an application of Internet (ii); IoT is formed by different applications. * It’s premature to forge new principles and guidelines. * For the moment, the current Internet governance is sufficient to the IoT. * Three key issues are particularly relevant to policy decisions privacy; competitiveness; security. Standards: * They may be helpful in the IoT domain (e.g. to guarantee privacy). * But they may also introduce delays. * Moreover, they need to evolve when the circumstances considering which they have been introduced change. * Technical M2M/IoT standards are still too fragmented: indeed, solutions are mainly developed through a vertical model; we need a common service layer that fosters reuse and interoperability between applications and devices. Architectures: * Too many proprietary solutions in the past, a situation that mustn’t be repeated: more interoperability!
ustn’t be repeated: more interoperability!  +
Title 10th Meeting of the Internet of Things Expert Group +
Topics Data Protection  + , Miscellaneous  + , Ethics  + , Security  + , Information Security  + , Technology  + , Interoperability  +
Type Paper  +
Categories Paper , Data Protection , Miscellaneous , Ethics , Security , Information Security , Technology , Interoperability
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