26 February - 1 March 2018


Privacy Challenges In The Internet Of Things: Providing Consumers With Transparency And Control In A Connected World

GSMA Seminars

Date & Time

Wednesday, 28 Feb

09:30 - 11:30


CC1 Room 1.5


Hyperconnectivity is the future, and that means all manner of devices will be collecting data about consumers' tastes, behaviours and activities like never before. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) will embed countless billions of sensors into public and private spaces, feeding databases with information that organisations will use to deliver improved products and services to consumers and grow their business. In such an environment, people cannot reasonably be expected to grant permission for every use of their data. So how can meaningful transparency and consent be achieved?

Over the past two years, established companies and start-ups have been trying to give consumers greater visibility over how their data is used. This session will shed light on new approaches to consumer transparency and will be of particular interest to anyone developing, delivering or partnering in IoT solutions.

Jade Nester, Senior Policy Manager, GSMA


• Achim Klabunde, Head of Sector IT Policy, European Data Protection Supervisor
• Amanda Long, Director General, Consumers International
• Claus Ulmer, Senior Vice President, Global Data Privacy Officer, Deutsche Telekom
• Mikko Niva, Group Privacy Officer and Head of Legal – Privacy, Security and Content Standards, Vodafone
• Sarah Gold, CEO, IF
• Katryna Dow, CEO, Meeco