Internet of Things issues guide

Devices that formerly existed in only the physical world are now entering the digital world, and as a result, the Internet of Things (IOT) is here.

Both familiar and unfamiliar objects are part of the IOT: toothbrushes that track one's brushing pattern, wireless blood pressure monitors that connect seamlessly with one's phone, power outlets that test air quality, and oil hydraulics systems that optimize energy use. From improving industrial efficiency to driving medical insights, these technologies and devices, which are capable of sensing information and communicating it to the Internet or other networks, present a tremendous opportunity for citizens, companies, and governments alike. To seize this opportunity, companies traditionally operating in the physical world are entering into one that they might find unfamiliar—the digital world.

Connecting devices to the Internet requires companies account for new considerations: primarily those related to communications, privacy, and cybersecurity. This guide is meant to address these concerns, and is aimed at helping IOT device manufacturers, or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) understand the regulatory landscape in which they will operate as they enter the digital world.


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