Gartner Research

Conundrums of Consent: Impact of GDPR on IoT Consumer Products

Published: 11 May 2018

ID: G00357244

Analyst(s): Barika Pace


IoT technology product management leaders must ensure their products meet consumer personal privacy data consent requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. Failure to do so may result in significant fines and a likely noncompetitive market position.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • IoT Challenges

Impacts and Recommendations

  • IoT Consumer Product Sector Will Need to Meet GDPR's Consent Requirements by Addressing User Interface Designs for Devices
    • Challenges Facing IoT, UIs and Consent
  • Age of Consent Requirement Will Disproportionately Impact Postmillennials, Leading to a Need to Gain Parental Consent
    • Parental Balancing Act
    • Establishing Age of Consent
  • GDPR Requires Ongoing Compliance, Driving Costs for Auditing Third-Party Suppliers, Legal Costs and Fines for Noncompliance
    • Cyberinsurance
    • Auditing Costs and Product Remediation

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