America loves technology. We also love our Amendments. In particular, the 4th Amendment, ‘to be secure… against unreasonable searches and seizures.’ The issue of the privacy and the sanctity of our homes dates back to Colonial times, but is now facing a new era of security issues amongst the desire for connected homes. Despite a wide concern for security breaches and data privacy, companies like Google, Apple and Dropcam are moving full force ahead, making connected homes an inevitable reality within the next decade.
In a time when a Facebook privacy notice causes a slight mass panic to ensure the privacy of your vacation photos, the issue of connected home privacy has become a relevant issue not only to the American public, to also to the American Civil Liberties Union. Security breaches aside, the sheer quantity of data produced from a connected home is data that reflects your personal life, within the privacy of your own home, that could be used against you in a court of law.
It used to be challenging for lawyers to collect evidence and key witnesses. Now, in a world of connected devices, all they need do is petition for a subpoena or a search warrant to obtain information you may have thought was confidential and beyond the reach of authorities.
This is why Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union is highlighting key privacy issues behind connected homes, and how the 4th Amendment can become less enforceable with user privacy settings and company policies.
Join us at Structure Connect this October for what is sure to be a passionate conversation around connected devices and user rights to the data IoT produces.
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