Steps need and hold the composed information only

Steps taken by the government/concerned agencies to counter the
threat.

Data
is one of the key driver of the IOT. The idea of connecting devices to make
them more efficient is dependent upon access to and storage and processing of
data.  For this
purpose, companies working on IoT. Collect data from multiple sources and store
it in their cloud network for further processing. This leaves the door wide
open for privacy and security dangers and single point weakness of multiple
systems. The other problems
pertain to consumer choice and ownership of data. And how it is used. Presently the
regulators have shown more interest in defending the first three issues
identified above. IoT regulation depends on the country. Some examples of
legislation that is applicable to privacy and data collection are: the US
Privacy Act of 1974, OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Trans
border Flows of Personal Data of 1980, and the EU Directive 95/46/EC of 1995.

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Recommendation made by
federal trade commission:

·      
Data security: At the time of designing IoT companies should authorize
that data collection, storing and treating or processing would be protected at
all times. Companies should adopt a “defense in depth” approach and encode data
at each stage.

·      
Data consent: users must have a choice as to what data they share with IOT companies
and the users need to be informed if their data gets exposed.

·      
Data minimization:  IoT companies should collect only the data they
need and hold the composed information only for a restricted time.

·      
A
resolution passed by the Senate in March 2015, is already being controlled by
the Congress. This resolution acknowledged the need for framing a National
Policy on IoT and the matter of privacy, security. Also, to provide an impetus
to the IoT ecosystem, in March 2016, a bilateral group of four Senators suggested
a bill, The Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act, to
direct the Federal Communications Commission to evaluate the need for more spectrum to
connect IoT devices. Several standards for the IoT industry are
actually being recognized relating to automobiles because most anxieties
arising from use of connected cars apply to healthcare devices as well. 

 National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is formulating cybersecurity
guidelines and a database of best perform to make computer systems more protected.

Some challenges
and opportunities of IOT in government adoption.

·       
Underdeveloped policy
and governing structures 

·       
Unclear business
models.

·       
Clear established and
capacity gap in government and the private sector.

·       
Unreliable data
valuation and management.

·       
Infrastructure a main
barrier. 

·       
Most successful navigators
share common features (public-private partnership, local, leadership)