IoT and privacy by design in the smart home

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Tony Anscombe

Each “thing” in the term “Internet of Things” refers to a device, and there are many types of connectable device. The smart home for most of us will be a small foray into the world of IoT, with a limited number of well-placed devices that add convenience, comfort or novelty. Each device provides a feature set designed to inform us about our activities or enables us to perform an activity. There are, or should be, concerns about the risks to individuals that arise from possibly inadvertently or inappropriately sharing data about personal movement or lifestyle.