High-tech appliances threaten privacy

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Advances in the so-called internet of things have put amazing technology in the hands of many Canadian households, but what happens when those trendy tech products give away your secrets?

An international study by data protectors, including the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, showed that six in 10 “Internet of Things” devices don’t propertly tell customers how their data is being used.

“By using more and more of these devices, we are creating more and more potential problems, especially if the public is not aware of the issue of privacy,” said Catherine Rosenberg, a University of Waterloo engineering professor and Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet.

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