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Saturday, September 21 • 4:33pm - 5:06pm
Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns with Distributed Tech without Impeding Innovation

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The increased use of open source components in the continuously expanding Internet of Things (IoT) space has highlighted both the valuable benefits and the risks associated with open source, with the latter raising a variety of privacy and safety concerns. This paper seeks to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by the use of open source in IoT devices.

In addition to exploring the potential risks these technologies may present to consumers through the use of open source, this paper will also discuss the regulatory alternatives (top-down regulations versus industry best practices and self-regulation) in dealing with the privacy and security concerns posed by open source in the IoT space. More specifically, this paper seeks to address the implications of both top-down and voluntary regulatory alternatives, thus offering a more comprehensive discussion of the emerging regulatory framework in a post- General Data Protection Regulation context. It will conclude by outlining policy solutions that aim to protect consumers without impeding innovation.

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Rob Frieden

Professor, Penn State University


Krisztina Pusok

American Consumer Institute

Saturday September 21, 2019 4:33pm - 5:06pm PDT
NT01 WCL, 4300 Nebraska Ave, Washington, DC