Be sure to check out our advisory discussing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) workshop on privacy and security issues arising from the emerging market of connected devices, also known as the “Internet of Things.”  The advisory notes how the FTC expects entities operating in this space to apply “privacy by design” principles and build security into their devices, but also explores sentiments that new privacy and security principles must be developed for the Internet of Things.  While there may be something of a consensus that regulation in this space would be premature, it is clear the FTC will continue to watch this sector closely and police entities that fail to employ reasonable practices necessary to protect against inadvertent disclosure of personally identifiable information, with recommendations and best practices to issue via an FTC report to be published next year.  You can read the advisory here.