This presentation will focus on Internet of Things (IoT) and what it is that makes IoT a core theme for the future. Digitization and automation of workflows implies that things, devices and processes will be tagged by a variety of means to track them.  The result is that data are being generated, extracted from the sphere of those who own the devices or the instruments used in those processes, and then conveyed to central storage facilities of the system operators. There, processing takes place (Big Data, Analytics), and the results of the analytics processes can be reused in further projects. – The workflows that are being outlined during the presentation trigger a number of legal issues. The legal issues can be properly addressed, but should be, too.  The presentation will cover the aspects relevant under the GDPR, and ePrivacy regulations (yet to come):

  • How to design an IoT-System?
  • What minimum requirements need to be met, from a legal perspective?
  • How to perform Analytics once the data has been transferred to the system operator’s servers?
  • What is the difference between Profilings and Big Data, anyway?
  • How to reuse the Big Data that has been generated? How to “ship” such data into industry 4.0 contexts?
  • What does all this mean for the future? Will we soon live in a fully automated world? What will be the role of automated individual decision-making in IoT applications?


Time: 10:15 - 10:45
Track: Track 2
Speaker: Christian Laux