May 26, 2022

ACM Public Policy Groups Release Statement on Guiding Principles for Internet of Things Privacy and Security

From ACM (Association for Computing Machinery):

The ACM US Public Policy Council (USACM) and the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee (EUACM) today released a Statement on IoT Privacy and Security addressing existing and expected privacy and security concerns in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.

The principles embodied in the USACM/EUACM Statement on IoT Privacy and Security propose policy and technical approaches to tackle emerging privacy and security challenges while ensuring that the technology continues to move forward. The Statement on IoT Privacy and Security highlights the complementary nature of privacy and security and the importance of addressing IoT privacy and security throughout the entire lifecycle of a product.

The Statement on IoT Privacy and Security is guided by the belief that a variety of stakeholders – including government officials, academia, industry, nonprofits, technical experts, and consumer advocates – need to jointly address the challenges brought on by the large-scale nature and reach of IoT. The statement calls for coordinated efforts among stakeholders, including internationally, as many of these issues will cross borders. The statement raises the importance of educating consumers. Transparency and consumer empowerment are integral to promoting consumer trust and safety.

The Statement on IoT Privacy and Security will serve as foundation for a forthcoming Policy White Paper on IoT.

Direct to Joint Statement (2 pages; PDF)

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