The European Union is expecting great benefits from the Internet of Things, but the online connection of physical devices via sensors is also a potential head-scratcher for policymakers.
There is a multitude of possibly disruptive ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) may affect European legislation.
“It's easy to get a headache. Where do you start?”, said the European Commission's Thibaut Kleiner recently.
Kleiner, head of the commission unit that deals with network technologies, moderated a panel session on IoT policy last Thursday (26 November), at a Brussels conference titled 'The Future of Internet of Things in Europe', organised by the Digital Enlightenment Forum, Huawei, and the European Parliament's magazine.
By Peter Teffer
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