Privacy. (source: Rob Pongsajapan on Flickr)

In this episode of the O’Reilly Hardware Podcast, Jeff Bleiel and I speak with Gilad Rosner, a privacy and information policy researcher, and the founder of the Internet of Things Privacy Forum.  Rosner is also the author of the recently-published free O’Reilly ebook, “Privacy and the Internet of Things.”

Discussion points:

  • Current concerns about how widely information collected by IoT devices will be shared
  • Current and future regulations affecting both governmental and private actors
  • Similarities and differences between privacy attitudes and laws in the U.S. and Europe
  • Why privacy is essential for the existence of democratic societies
  • What to expect in the near future in data protection regulation in both the U.S. and Europe


  • The non-profit Online Trust Alliance
  • Privacy and surveillance researcher and writer Karen Levy, who has researched the impact of data collection on marginalized populations