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The Internet of Things could encroach on personal privacy

Patrick Thibodeau | May 5, 2014
A recent White House report on big data wonders aloud about the capability of sensors and smart meters to turn homes into fish tanks, completely transparent to marketers, police -- and criminals.

Wicker supports the White House effort to examine privacy in these areas, and believes that individuals need more control over the data that flows out the home. That will involve complete disclosure and an opt-out process.

"No one's data should be collected unless they voluntarily say yes," said Wicker.

 

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