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Thursday, April 12, 2012

European Commission consults about wireless connections for the ’internet of things’

The European Commission has launched a public consultation about the ‘Internet of Things’; a view of the future where phones, cars, household appliances and other products are wirelessly connected to the internet. It’s asking for comments about balancing the potential benefits of connectivity with individuals’ privacy.

Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, said “An Internet of Things with intelligence embedded into everyday objects is the next big thing. I want to promote an Internet of Things that serves our economic and societal goals, whilst preserving security, privacy and the respect of ethical values.”

The EC paints a picture of a cancelled university lecture automatically resetting students’ alarm clocks, or families being alerted if an elderly person fails to take their medication.

Comments are invited by 12th July, with the results of the consultation expected to be presented by summer 2013.

[Consultation document]

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