The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has released its Internet of Things Trust Framework designed to address IoT risks for consumers. The OTA is a non-profit organization with the mission to enhance online trust and user empowerment while promoting innovation and the vitality of the Internet.
The framework was created by the OTA IoT Working Group which determined that the safety and reliability of any IoT device, app or service depends equally on security and privacy. There was a third, often overlooked component - sustainability (the life-cycle supportability of a device and the protection of the data after the warranty ends) which the OTA states is critical to the security, privacy and personal safety of users and businesses worldwide.
The OTA points out that without addressing sustainability, devices that may have been secure off the shelf will become more susceptible to hacking over time. This could lead to hackers remotely opening garage doors, turning on baby monitors that are no longer patched, infiltrating fitness wearables to spy on health vitals or sabotaging connected appliances.
The OTA has opened a call for comments for best practices to be included as part of the framework which offers the proposed suggestions below:
- Making privacy policies readily available for review prior to product purchase, download or activation.
- Encrypting or hashing all personally identifiable data both at rest and in motion.
- Disclosing prior to purchase a device’s data collection policies, as well as the impact on the device’s key features if consumers choose not to share their data.
- Disclosing if the user has the ability to remove or make anonymous all personal data upon discontinuing device or device end-of-life.
- Publishing a timeframe for support after the device/app is discontinued or replaced by newer version.
In parallel with these best practices, the OTA is developing testing tools and methodologies to formalize the IoT Trust Framework with scoring criteria, which will lead to a voluntary code of conduct and certification program. OTA is seeking public and industry comment on this list of best practices from now until Sept 14, 2015. To review the framework, provide feedback, or for information on joining the IoT Working Group, click here
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