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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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Chanson de Roland

Clearly, the IoT can do some great things and provide some great benefits, but its capacity to do good is at least equaled by its capacity to do harm. Aside from better ethics for IoT and designing IoT devices from the beginning for privacy, security, and safety, we can mitigate IoT devices' potential for harm by limiting their use to situations where they provide net benefit to the consumer/user and exclude uses where the only or principal benefit of an IoT device is for someone other than the consumer/user and ensure that the consumer/user has the right todecide whether the benefits of any particular IoT device is worth its risks and costs.

To do the foregoing, the consumer/user must be given sufficient information about the risks, costs, and benefits of an IoT device so that he can make an informed decision about whether to accept or at least activate the IoT features of an IoT device.

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