Ensuring Data Protection in the Internet of Things Domain

Aura Tardia


You are the DPO of IoTech SA, a medium-sized company based in Brussels. The company develops IoT solutions to provide customers with efficient and useful connected objects, while also designing smartphone apps to allow the users to control and monitor the objects. The product developers are working on a pair of smart shoes which will be able to monitor the location of the wearer, the heartbeat, and other types of data and meta- data, in order to assist the user in getting to their destination safely and efficiently, suggest routes, monitor performance, etc. The shoes will gather the data and communicate with the wearer through the smartphone app. Even when the app is not in use, the shoes keep collecting the data and sending it to the central server.


DPO, IoT; smart shoes; data protection

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