NTIA Seeks Input on the Internet of Things
Recently, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a request for public comment regarding the current technology and policy landscape of the Internet of Things (IoT). (IoT is the broad umbrella term that seeks to describe the connection of physical objects, infrastructure, and environments to various identifiers, sensors, networks, and/or computing capability.) The notice includes a list of 28 questions ranging from which definition of IoT should the NTIA use to examine its landscape to how the government should address or respond to privacy concerns about IoT. The questions are divided into seven sections: (i) general; (ii) technology; (iii) infrastructure; (iv) economy; (v) policy issues; (vi) international engagement; and (vii) additional issues. Comments are due by May 23, 2016.