Internet of Things

Will online platforms be able to access your bank data?

In this digital age, a substantial number of our personal financial transactions are conducted via the internet. Facebook is one example of a major platform that is exploring ways to integrate financial services into its portfolio, but what does this mean for data security and consumer rights? In this blog post, Jamie Thunder – senior policy adviser for the […]

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    How safe should digital products be, and who should ensure this?

How safe should digital products be, and who should ensure this?

Much of the conversation around the Internet of Things focuses on data protection issues. Here, however, Claire Milne, Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications, focuses on questions of safety and liability around ‘smart’ devices.

Widespread recent publicity over Samsung smartphone batteries catching fire has kept ICT product liability in public view. Less visible, but more significant […]

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    Helping to shape the Internet of Things – a role for civil society?

Helping to shape the Internet of Things – a role for civil society?

In the second of a two part series about the Internet of Things, Claire Milne, Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications, expands on the some of the issues debated in the first post, looking in particular at various national policies from the perspective of public engagement and a consumer-focused approach.   

In an earlier blog post, […]

Internet of Things, consumers and the public interest

What is the ‘Internet of Things’ and what are some of the challenges it poses? Claire Milne, Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications, explores the issue, arguing that the views of citizens and consumers need to be placed at the heart of the debate.  

Much excitement is being generated around the so-called Internet of Things […]