Are connected devices collecting too much user info?

by John Casaretto
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix privacy

Thermometers, fitness bands, watches, light bulbs, thermostats, refrigerators, switches — these are just some of the devices today that can connect to the Internet and allow users to control them remotely using a web portal or a mobile app. Although these devices offer convenience for the users, there are growing concerns as to how makers of these devices handle user data. Back in April, a global privacy sweep was conducted that aimed to determine just how much user data various connected devices are collecting. One of the participants was the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). They are now revealing the results of the sweep.