Finns show industrial internet expertise at Slush conference
Fri 21 Nov 2014, 14:07

The Internet of Things was one of the hottest sectors at the 2014 Slush conference. Three Finnish companies went to Slush to show off their know-how in the growing sector.

The Internet of Things may bring a new economic boom
Wed 3 Dec 2014, 21:20

IT World thinks the Internet of Things (IoT) may be more significant in reshaping the competitive landscape than the arrival of the Internet. Its productivity potential is so powerful it will deliver a new era of prosperity. That's the argument put forth by Michael Porter, an economist at the Harvard Business School and James Heppelmann, president and CEO of PTC, in a recent Harvard Business Review essay. PTC is a product design software firm that recently acquired machine-to-machine (M2M) firm Axeda Corp.

In the past 50 years, IT has delivered two major transformations or "waves," as the authors describe it. The first came in the 1960s and 1970s, with IT-enabled process automation, computer-aided design and manufacturing resource planning. The second was the Internet and everything it delivered. The third is IoT.

 

Internet of Things industry questioned by privacy regulator
Tue 12 May 2015, 10:00

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming exponentially reviewed by regulators.  After the report from the Italian telecom regulator (AgCom), the Italian privacy authority just launched a consultation seeking inputs from the industry on how to regulate the IoT.

EDPS opinion on Towards a new digital ethics
Fri 11 Sep 2015, 16:20

The European Data Protection Supervisor published an opinion highlighting some of the major technology trends which may involve unacceptable processing of  personal information or may interfere with the right to privacy. It outlines a four-tier ‘big data protection ecosystem’ to respond to the digital challenge. The EDPS has also announced the establishment of an external Ethics Board, that will help to better assess the ethical implications of how personal information is defined and used in the big data and artificial intelligence driven world.

The Opinion follows on from the previous Opinion on the General Data Protection Regulation which aimed to assist the main institutions of the EU in reaching the right  consensus on workable, future-oriented set of rules which enable and promote the rights and freedoms of the individual.

Links to the Opinion and press release.