March 25, 2015
FTC To Open Technology Research Office To Investigate Internet of Things, Big Data and More
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the creation of anew Office of Technology Research and Investigation. The FTC intends that the office will make sure that the FTC is protecting consumers in emerging marketplaces and that it "will delve into matters including privacy, data security, connected cars, smart homes, algorithmic transparency, emerging payment methods, big data, and the Internet of Things. SEO Rockstars this week first reported on the story regarding the new office.
Last year, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop on the privacy implications of the Internet of Things and released a report of their findings. Joseph Jerome, Policy Counsel for the Future of Privacy Forum joined Bennet Kelley on the February 15th episode of CyberLaw and Business Report to discuss the highlights of the report regarding the privacy implications of the Internet of Things.
A number of WebmasterRadio.FM mobile-themed programs have focused on the subject ofBig Data:
- Todd Crawford,co-founder and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Impact Radius offered mobile marketers advice on how they need to approach Big Data on an October 2014 episode of Mobile Presence.
- Mobile Power and Profit used their premiere episode to discuss big data, cloud technologies and the power of location services withCindy Krum, CEO andFounder of MobileMoxie.
- Maryland Carey Law Professor Frank Pasquale spoke last month on CyberLaw and Business Report about his latest book, "The Black Box Society" which argues that we all need to be able to do so and to set limits on how big data affects our lives.