FTC Chairwoman Pushes Safety for 'Internet of Things'

As consumers increasingly adopt devices that can collect information and transmit it to the Internet, the Federal Trade Commission called on technology companies that sell those products to institute comprehensive measures to protect users’ data security and privacy. “The only way for the Internet of Things to reach its full potential for innovation is with the trust of American consumers,” Edith Ramirez, the chairwoman of the FTC, said in a statement.