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Here’s an interesting thought: If you buy a home 10, 20 or 30 years from now and the home contains a smart fridge and other smart appliances — who will own that data? The buyer or the seller?

This is just one of the many thought-provoking scenarios shared at this year’s IoT Privacy Summit.


The day began at 9 a.m. with one opening session in a large room at the beautiful Rosewood Hotel on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park. Then, for most of the day, the room was separated into two rooms where numerous sessions and panels on a wide variety of hot IoT topics took place. Panelist covered topics including smart cars and privacy considerations for the future; smart homes and how to prevent ‘bandits’ from accessing that information; how privacy leaders can prepare for the next wave of IoT innovations through best practices, as well as the issues the latest IoT inventions might create.


Every session ended with questions from the audience, who came from a wide variety of industries.


TRUSTe was tweeting a lot during this event (visit our Twitter account to read some paraphrased and actual comments of speakers, as well as 140 character summaries of some of the discussions!).

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We previously wrote about five of the Summit sessions. Click on the links below to read more about the sessions. And stay tuned for more blog posts about the Summit!

Did you attend the IoT Privacy Summit? Share your feedback in the comments. If you didn’t attend, what would you hope to learn/hear about at next year’s Summit?

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