On 5th October, MediaNama held a #NAMAprivacy conference in Bangalore focused on Privacy in the context of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and the issue of consent, supported by Google, Amazon, Mozilla, ISOC, E2E Networks and Info Edge, with community partners HasGeek and Takshashila Institution. Part 1 of the notes from the discussion on IoT: The second session of the #NAMAprivacy in Bangalore dealt with the data privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT) framework. All three panelists for the session - Kiran Jonnalagadda from HasGeek, Vinayak Hegde, a big data consultant working with ZoomCar and Rohini Lakshane a policy researcher from CIS - said that they were scared about the spread of IoT at the moment. This led to a discussion on the standards which will apply to IoT, still nascent at this stage, and how it could include privacy as well. Hedge, a volunteer with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) which was instrumental in developing internet protocols and standards such as DNS, TCP/IP and HTTP, said that IETF took a political stand recently when it came to privacy. "One of the discussions in the IETF was whether security is really important? For a long time, the pendulum swung the other way and said that it’s important and that it’s not big enough a trade-off until the bomb dropped with the Snowden revelations. The IETF has always avoided taking any political stance. But for the first time, they did take a political position and they published a request for comments which said:…
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