The Internet of Things: What are the issues facing consumers?

Description

Baby monitors, smart TVs, children’s toys, physical activity monitors and alarm systems are only a few examples of the types of smart devices that are in widespread use in Canada. Many people are not aware of the personal information that is collected through these devices, or the dangers they pose in terms of cybersecurity. Research will be conducted and a website will be constructed to help the Canadian population gain a better understanding of the privacy and security questions raised by these devices, and learn how to protect themselves. A video clip will be produced to inform consumers about and promote the website.

  • Organization

    Option Consommateurs

  • Project Type

    Digital Literacy

  • Funding Year

    2017

  • Province or Territory

    Quebec

  • Geographic Reach

    National