IOT Knowledge Center
About This IoT Knowledge Center and IoT Regulations
This knowledge center of IoT regulations follows closely the evolvement of the Internet of Things ( IoT ) new era from technological, regulatory and legal perspectives. It includes news, reports and analysis of recent developments.
What is IoT?
By 2020, 50 billion products and devices will transform from still objects to communicating devices, which receive messages and environmental data, transmit the data to remote servers for “Big-Data” analysis, and perform machine to machine transactions with other devices. The emerging reality includes an enormous number of sensors, which will be installed on roads, in offices, in cars, in private homes, in clothes, on wearable devices and even by implantation under the skin.
The Internet of Things phenomenon, sometimes referred to as the “Internet of Everything”, is expected to have a huge impact on social life, commerce, interpersonal relationships and human rights. It invites innovation and technological development as significant as those brought by the internet in late 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. Yet, the Internet of things is expected to create major challenges which will require theoretical thinking, public discussion and actual implementation.
The main goal is clear – creating social, economic and legal models to support the development of connected devices, while deploying proper measures to cope with adverse effects.
Recent Legal Developments
NIST Smart City Framework The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and partners, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), have
ITU-T Study Group 20 – Internet of Things, Smart Cities and Communities The study groups of the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) assemble
The Industrial IoT Safety and Security Protocol generate an understanding of how insurance, which plays an integral part in the incentive structures of cybersecurity
This document, the “IoT Security Maturity Model: Description and Intended Use” (SMM) is the first of two documents covering the SMM and provides an introduction
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) released an Industrial IoT Security Framework (IISF) which identifies and explains how risks associated with security and privacy threats may
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) released an Industrial IoT Analytics Framework (IIAF) which provides guidance and assistance in the development, documentation, communication, and deployment of
In 2016, the Six Flags Entertainment Corporation was sued for using a fingerprinting process when issuing passes to the Six Flags Amusement Park in Illinois.
With the growing of security issues associated with the development of IoT technology, on January 28, 2019, the Japanese government enacted a law which
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published NISTIR 8200: Interagency Report on the Status of International Cybersecurity Standardization for the Internet of
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently issued an introductory document addressing the privacy risks involved with IoT. The Draft NISTIR 8228,
On December 18, 2018 the European Commission published a draft ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI. The guidelines are voluntary and constitute a working document that
Blackberry has laid down a framework of guidelines for driverless cars’ manufacturers while addressing the challenges related to cybersecurity. BlackBerry published the guidelines with a
China’s internet censorship agency has approved a set of regulations for blockchain service providers that will come into effect as of February 2019. Failure to
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of UK have issued new procedures to combat the
US Commerce department issued a green paper outlining guiding principles for IoT initiatives The paper also identifies four broad areas of engagement to advance these principles: 1.
The Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) released a new report regarding how to protect smart home devices. From the analysis made in the report and the
The Department of Homeland Security published a document that specified six strategic principles that Homeland Security believes will help stakeholders stop hackers from tampering with
The Alliance and Global Automakers released Consumer Privacy Protection Principles The Alliance and Global Automakers have issued a set of privacy Principles for automakers. The
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published their guidelines for protecting the security of connected devies. The guidelines describe the principles and concepts
CNIL toward launching a compliance program for connected cars According to CNIL the work should be completed next spring. However some elements of the program
IoT – How to protect yourself when using connected devices The UK Information Commissioner released a guidance on how users of Internet of Things should
according to A&E new report, IOT devices, equipped with sensors that collect information about users, will enable advertisers to effectively appeal to the desired target
According to a new docoment filed by the staff of the FTC’s bureau of consumer protection and office of policy planning, the general authorities who
According to a study by Gartner, the shortage of employees with the necessary skills is one of the biggest obstacles faced by organizations who are
Before the Internet of Things can really take off In 2016, the IOT will need to deal with 4 issues: 1. Consumer education 2. A
On January 22, 2016, the FDA released a draft of its recommendations for managing postmarket cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed medical devices. The draft outlines the
The “Things” Network – Citizens-Owned Nonprofit IoT Network “The Things Network” was launched in the Netherlands with the goal of building an open, decentralized and crowdsourced
By 2018, 20% of businesses will use digital security services to protect IoT initiatives Relying on HP, Gartner and others, a cyber-security report concludes that
Technavio reports: privacy and security issues pose a threat to the growth rate of the M2M U.S health market
Technavio reports: privacy and security issues pose a threat to the growth rate of the M2M U.S health market August 28, 2015 Half of the
The Security and Privacy in Your Car Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, introduced
IoT Analytics- Predicting the Future with Big Data July 12, 2015 SAP- the German company predicts that four key verticals in the Middle East which