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Internet of Thing Bill of Rights please share and comment!

On September 9th, 2013 – The New York Times asked Adafruit’s founder and engineer, Limor “Ladyada” Fried to contribute to an article series called ROOM for DEBATE:

We believe Internet of Things devices should all come with a well established expectation of what they will and will not do with consumer’s data. In the article we put together the start of what we hope will help this effort – Minimizing Risk Is Easy: Adopt a Bill of Rights:

We are inviting everyone to post comments here on the blog post or on the comments at the Google+ post:

The document will live here once it's in a solid place and we'll ask other companies that make "Internet of Things" devices to sign on:

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We make an IoT product for controlling lighting (it is a powerful addressable LED controller- for more information).

-  It does not store information about anything other than its own configuration
-  It reports its presence, but does not report its activity other than the time required to update its LED array
-  like a light switch, it is accessible to anyone on the same network.

The library that drives it:

-  does not collect information other than the shape of the array

-  does not phone home to us

-  is open source and open-protocol, and has been ported to many languages

We consider this at least benign in terms of privacy.  If anyone has ideas on how we can do better, please let us know!
Will follow it quite closely from my company (TST Sistemas in Spain)... we do IoT devices and every day there's a new "best of all times" cloud comming... we need to set the bases to build a strong, secure and open IoT asap :)
I love this idea, too.  I've always been a huge fan of open standards and open protocols.  Although I'm not an internet-of-things-maker, I am an internet-of-things-supporter.  My expertise has always been in the form of infrastructure.  That's why I'm taking my home lab and blowing it up into something commercially viable, like an IaaS project.  It's actually almost ready.  A backend for your internet-of-things things, clean and open as needed.  It will start out small, and that's typically exactly what is needed.  As far as the bill of rights, I'm not concerned with collecting data and using it against users, but rather giving people the tools they need to see their dreams, passions and visions come to life.
It's been a while since this was posted but we had a convo. on Twitter with +Adafruit Industries and I would like to chime in actually prompted by an Adafruit presentation in SolidCon hopefully I am not going to go totally off-topic on that.

Having said that I believe that use of open standards is a primary concern. We need to work not implementing existing industry standards (not reinventing the wheel just to keep users in our on platform) and create in a transparent manner new standard solutions.

Although I consider open source hardware and free software as the most ethical and the most efficient development methodology, using open standards and especially existing industry standards (provided they can cover our niche needs) could allow the users to use proprietary alternatives, or even create an after-market that allows the use of existing devices to use in IoT platforms. Personally I believe that this should be the users right and we should facilitate such a choice.

Although we develop internet connected devices, connected on our servers while collecting public data, I believe it's important to allow users to use such devices in a non-connected way, or connected to other infrastructure of they choice.

Having said that I believe that a trifecta of
- open protocols & standards
- open data
- open hardware & free software
could facilitate such goals in the most ethical and efficient manner
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