By: Sonny Zulhuda
Today I will be speaking at the IT Governance, Assurance and Security Conference 2015, held annually by ISACA Malaysia and the Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC). In the slotted debate panel, I will be speaking about the problems and challenges brought about the Internet of Things (IoT) vis a vis individuals’ privacy. My debate counterpart will be Mr. Hizamuddin from MDEC.
Here are some details:
And here is for the event link:
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The summary of my points are aa follows:
=== IoT vs Privacy ===
1. IoT is conceptually flawed/problematic because it equates human and other objects (“things”)
* Under EU Data protection law, there is a legal rule protecting individuals against data automated processes
* IoT, like any other innovations, is wrongly perceived as technical matters, not really human affairs
* Privacy is a fundamental need, its protection cannot be sidelined, reduced or outsourced to others (including things)
2. Businesses looking for a quick RoI, invested only on technical requirements, not on the prerequisite culture
3. Those countries who introduce IoT (US, EU, Japan, Korea) are already equipped with a strong privacy laws, unlike Malaysia where the law is in the making at initial stage.