A window into Internet of Things Privacy: Privacy Ratings for IoT devices
What personal information is being collected, stored, transmitted, and shared with third parties when we use internet-enabled wearable devices? To answer this question for the public, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) tested a sample of these devices and developed a privacy rating to compare privacy characteristics. The OPC privacy ratings drew inspiration from window ratings that let you know how clearly you can see through the glass – the less you can see through a window, the more “private” it is.
Ian is part of a highly-skilled team of IT Research Analysts in the Technology Analysis group at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, with backgrounds in IT security, privacy, data analytics, research, infrastructure and software development. He assists in investigations when there’s a technology component involved, and manages the OPC tech lab where he conducts proactive research and mentors students. Ian has 30 years of experience in IT, including about 20 years of experience in IT security and about 10 years of experience in digital forensics.