The European Commission hosted an IoT Privacy & Security workshop in Brussels back in January 2017, where participants were asked to prepare and discuss “concrete minimum baseline security and privacy principles” for connected environments of the future. The four areas of interest were Wearables and Appliances, Connected Vehicles, the Industrial IoT, and Smart Cities.

Within each domain, groups considered:

  • IoT device life cycles
  • Stakeholder life cycles
  • Data life cycles
  • Contextual life cycles

The newly-published report from the workshop clearly warns that

As ever shorter time to market in the hyper-connected world is crucial for the competitiveness of the European industry – which already lags behind its US counterpart – guiding rules defining conditions for security and privacy by design requirements are badly needed.

Presentations from speakers at the workshop can be viewed or downloaded at the event homepage.