The European Commission (EC) opens a consultation process on regulations regarding wireless connected devices and the internet of things, as part the Digital Agenda for Europe.
Apparently the EC wants to start working on the framework required to "unlock the economic and societal benefits of the internet of things," together with control on the gathering, processing and storage of data by devices.
According the commission the average citizen owns at least 2 internet-connected devices-- a figure to reach 7 by 2015. The commission also says the global number of wirelessly connected devices will double to 50 billion by 2020.
The consultation seeks opinions on privacy, safety and security, security of critical IoT supported infrastructure, ethics, interoperability, governance and standards. One can participate by clicking the link below.