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New Trust Framework to Address Privacy & Security Challenges of Connected Devices


The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), announced today that it’s welcoming experts to join the working group creating a trust framework for the security, privacy and sustainability risks of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The framework will be presented in a special panel at TRUSTe’s IoT Privacy Summit 2015 on June 17 in Menlo Park, Calif.

The framework will initially focus on connected home and wearable/fitness technologies. It reflects input from a consortium of leaders in both the private and public sectors — including the security and privacy community, app developers, manufacturers and international retailers. This working group builds on and expands the scope of the IoT Privacy Tech Working Group announced at the first TRUSTe IoT Privacy Summit last year.

Initial goals of the framework include:

  • Aiding consumers with the ability to make purchasing decisions based on vendors’ commitment to privacy and security.
  • Provide manufacturers and developers with guidance on how to adopt privacy and security best practices.
  • Provide offline and online retailers with criteria for making product purchasing decisions.
  • Encourage collaboration in the industry.

The next full working group meeting is on June 16 in Mountain View, Calif. To register to attend, click here.

You can hear more about this work by attending the TRUSTe IoT Privacy Summit. Register here.