In this IoT world, the thing that is on stake is ‘our Privacy’. It is pretty much exciting to think that how we can customize the services and products that we want. Apart from this, IoT will modify every aspect of our life, may it be healthcare, manufacturing, government, etc. Now, the question is “How IoT affects our Privacy?” We share a lot of information with other through social media and devices. But there is dark side of sharing this data because this shared information may jeopardize our personal safety.
We can’t deny the fact that this world is moving to ‘internet of connected things’ from ‘internet of connected computers’. We use smart watches, washing machines, fridges, vending machines – all these things collect ocean of information about us. We are surrounded by technologies and smart devices that seem to be the world of robots as picturized in any science fiction movie. All this could turn against us in one single click of button. What we can do to protect our privacy? The options to protect our privacy are very limited. We can use tools such as VPNs, encryption clients, but there is no such thing that can be used as bulletproof privacy shield.
In conclusion, no one tell how much privacy we will get once the IoT is on its hype. So, for the safe side, it’s better to be careful with whom and how you are sharing your information. Marwick, the social media researcher said that, “Neither privacy nor publicity is dead but technology will continue to make a mess of both.“