Along these lines, the Online Trust Alliance has released a call for public comment on its IoT Draft Framework, a more detailed set of controls echoing many of the themes above. The next challenge for this or any IoT framework is whether a critical mass of influential adopters begin enforcing it.
Vanderbilt, Rockefeller and Carnegie ignited the Industrial Revolution that changed the global balance of power. The architects of the IoT stand at the dawn of an even larger opportunity. The degree to which they make the connection between trust and adoption will determine the magnitude of that realization.
Jay Cline leads the privacy and consumer-protection practice at PwC LLP.
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