Internet Of Things: Is It Worth The Loss Of Privacy And Security It Requires?

About the author:

Tejpal Singh Rathore is a 4th Year Student pursuing B.B.A. LL.B (Hons.) at Gujarat National Law University.


Introduction


Internet of things (IoT) is the most recent form of technology in the world of computers which, by means of the internet, aims to connect billions of physical devices to the global network. The use of IoT has lately increased at an alarming rate, especially for security purposes.[1] Automated gates, using cameras for homes and industry automation, a burglar alarm system that uses sensors to detect and thwart intruders are some of the examples of IoT for security purposes.[2] The access to these security systems can be through varied mediums including a cloud to a phone or a tablet. It can also be accessed through the use of motion sensors (Passive Infrared Sensors) for tracking purposes, photoelectric sensors and video recording features.[3]