Passcode Voices How Washington should think about the Internet of Things

In an Op-Ed from Passcode partner Center for Data Innovation, Daniel Castro and Joshua New argue that policymakers can help foster the Internet of Things without crippling 'it with unnecessary or overbearing regulations.'

By , Director, Center for Data Innovation , Policy analyst, Center for Data Innovation

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The Internet of Things encapsulates the idea that ordinary objects — from thermostats and shoes to cars and lamp posts — will be embedded with sensors and connected wirelessly to the Internet. These devices will then send and receive data which can be analyzed and acted upon. As the technology becomes cheaper and more robust, an increasing number of devices will join the Internet of Things.