Leading up to the second annual IoT Privacy Summit on June 17 we’ll be featuring a series of blog posts about the panels and speakers at the upcoming event.

IoT 2015


No one knows for certain the exact impact big data will have on the future of privacy, or how the government might respond to big data’s exponential growth. However, privacy experts and thought leaders can provide some educated insight into what we might be able to expect.

The panel titled, “Can Self-Regulation Meet Privacy Challenges of IoT?” at the upcoming IoT Privacy Summit 2015 at 11:30 a.m. on June 17, will examine the thin line policymakers must walk between protecting consumer privacy and not hindering innovation. For instance, the auto industry’s recently developed Privacy Principles will be discussed in order to explore how self-regulatory rules can strike the right balance between protecting privacy and preserving innovation in the IoT.

Speakers include:

  • Nancy Libin, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP; former Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Alex Reynolds, Director and Regulatory Counsel, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
  • Justin Brookman, Director Consumer Privacy, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Hilary Cain, Director Technology & Innovation Policy Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • Nithan Sannappa, Senior Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

“Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission issued a report on the Internet of Things in which it stated clearly that it did not recommend IoT-specific legislation at this time,” said Nancy Libin,Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP; former Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer of the U.S. Department of Justice, who is speaking on this panel.” Congress appears similarly inclined to allow the market for IoT products and services to unfold before addressing any privacy and security issues through legislation. Current laws provide protection for consumers who adopt IoT products, and if companies incorporate data privacy and security features into their IoT products during development, they may obviate the need for any other regulation in this space in the future.”

Register now for the IoT Privacy Summit 2015.

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