FTC Staff Comment to the NTIA: The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

Matter Number:

P165403

Docket Number:

160331306-6306-01

Summary

FTC staff submitted a comment to the NTIA regarding the Internet of Things. The comment addresses a number of proposed best practices for businesses regarding the Internet of Things, providing recommendations regarding data security, data minimization, and how best to give consumers meaningful notice and choice about the collection and use of their data. The comment also addresses the potential impact on consumers and competition from creating standards that allow various Internet of Things devices to interact and work together.