Internet of Things (IoT) Privacy Issues

question

Which privacy and security issues are common in Internet-enabled devices such as fitness trackers and smart TVs?

  • Discreet video and audio recording
  • Lack of encryption
  • Lack of standards and regulation
  • No-password access
  • Potentially fatal electromagnetic radiation
  • Not sure

Main insights

23% of respondents are not sure what are the common privacy and security issues in Internet-enabled devices, such as fitness trackers and smart TVs. A lack of encryption and no-password access are the issues acknowledged the most, but only by a half of all test respondents. Since IoT devices are relatively new, but their adoption is rapid, the impact of these devices on users’ privacy and security is in need of more coverage.

Score by country

  • Australia

    Australia

    43%
  • United States

    United States

    39%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    37%
  • Canada

    Canada

    36%

Fully correct answers by country

  • Australia

    Australia

    16%
  • Canada

    Canada

    16%
  • United States

    United States

    14%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    11%