European Commission Outlines a new Action Plan to Promote the 'Internet of Things'

The European Commission has recently announced a new 14-point Action Plan to promote the evolution of the 'Internet of Things' and address challenges related to privacy, security and protection of personal data.

Acknowledging the rapid growth of connected devices, which is expected to increase exponentially over the next decade, the 14 actions outlined in the plan emphasise the importance of improving technology standardisation, increasing funding for research, and prioritising the protection and security of personal data in order to increase the benefits of the 'Internet of Things' for European citizens.

Click here to read the Action Plan.