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The Internet of Things

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Public Library, Landon Branch
167 Wortley Road
London, ON

The Internet of Things: Implications for Consumer Privacy under Canadian Law

Presented by Sam Trosow as part of the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series.

Everyone is welcome to attend this lecture.

In providing consumers with devices that communicate directly with each other, the Internet of Things (IoT) promises the benefits of efficient data collection resulting in lower energy costs, improved health monitoring, enhanced safety and other benefits. Yet the collection and reuse of data linked to the personal activities of individuals has implications for security and privacy. As connected devices expand to include more aspects of daily life, the tension between the IoT’s benefits with security/privacy related risks continues to widen. And as the amount of information collected grows, new questions arise about whether current privacy laws are adequate. Looking at the privacy policies of selected IoT products, Prof. Trosow assesses how the IoT fits with Canadian privacy laws. He concludes that the law hasn’t kept pace with rapid technological changes and that significant revisions are needed to adequately protect the privacy and security interests of Canadian consumers.

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Becky Blue

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