Are you aware that smart devices can collect information about your personal activities? If not, you are one of the 53% of British internet users that were unaware that smart devices such as smart TVs, fitness devices and in car-navigation systems can collect data.
Big Brother Watch has highlighted the potential dangers posed by smart technology. In evidence submitted to Parliament we argued that the introduction of smart meters could pose a threat to privacy by allowing an intimate picture of individuals’ daily lives to be built up.
The poll, published by TRUSTe ahead of its Internet of Things Privacy Summit, is especially significant given recent developments in EU regulations. Last week it was announced that all car owners would be required to fit their vehicles with so called “black boxes” to track their speeds and driving habits or face increased insurance premiums.