“Increased usage of consumer products and industrial devices connected to the internet will also raise new risks for privacy, information- and cybersecurity, including increasingly potential impacts on the integrity and availability of products and data, which can directly affect safety,”  says the Council of Europe in its “Conclusions on the cybersecurity of connected devices.”

Additional

  • Connected cars are “terminal equipment” and consent under the ePrivacy regime is required.
  • Connected cars are IoT devices.
  • Geolocation is very sensitive; don’t collect unless necessary.
  • Implement data protection by design and default at every stage.
  • Connected cars pose unique challenged for transparency and consent – you must find ways to overcome them.

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California’s Internet of Things (IoT) law, which goes into effect on January 1, will regulate organizations that manufacture (or contract with another company to manufacture) certain types of connected devices that are sold or offered for sale in California.

The law will require IoT device manufacturers to equip each connected device “with a reasonable security

“Manufacturers of smart microwaves, light bulbs, and other connected devices will face new security requirements in California and Oregon next year,”  Reports Sara Merken for Bloomberg Law.

“The two states are the first ones to specifically regulate the security of internet of things devices, with laws taking effect Jan. 1. Other states are likely to