Industry Must Balance Superior Access to Data with Maintaining Privacy
– Michel Rahier

10 September 2014

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First of all the Internet of Things is going to change a lot around the architecture of what we have today, in what we call “Connected Home”, when we essentially have a gateway and one or several set-top boxes.

The situation is going to evolve big time because it’s not going to be only about the TV, it’s not going to be only the connection, the interoperability with the network.

It’s going to be the connectivity  of all  those different pieces of equipment in the home that are going to send data to one point, maybe the smart gateway in the home and this is going to make a certain number of decisions, in some cases, on behalf of the end user customer.

Quite a different environment, quite a different way of working, maybe in a couple of years compared to what it is right now.

Privacy and data usage.

Our dream is going to become reality you’ll see, is that we should help our customers, the end user customers, this time, to do something with the data that is being collected, once you have sensors in the home, once you have different pieces of equipment working together.

Obviously there is data being exchanged and data is being recorded and the question is what you do with that.

And our dream is really to make sure we use this data, not to monetise it directly, but in fact to bring to the end user a level of service that is superior for him and that is bringing the kind of application, the kind of service he can get to the next level.

Without jeopardizing his privacy because at the end he keep control about what is being done with that data and that data is primarily used in order to improve the service that he is getting.

Taking into account the history of what himself or other members of the family have done over the recent or less recent period.

So to be able to leverage that data to the benefit of the end user is absolutely your dream and we believe that there is huge potential using these different technologies whether it’s 4K, HDR, wireless it all converges in the direction of the Internet of Things, which is the next wave of technical revolution, the same we as what we have seen with the internet in the beginning of the nineties.

So I strongly believe that we are at the very beginning of a new era, from that point of view.

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Transcript:

First of all the Internet of Things is going to change a lot around the architecture of what we have today, in what we call “Connected Home”, when we essentially have a gateway and one or several set-top boxes.

The situation is going to evolve big time because it’s not going to be only about the TV, it’s not going to be only the connection, the interoperability with the network.

It’s going to be the connectivity  of all  those different pieces of equipment in the home that are going to send data to one point, maybe the smart gateway in the home and this is going to make a certain number of decisions, in some cases, on behalf of the end user customer.

Quite a different environment, quite a different way of working, maybe in a couple of years compared to what it is right now.

Privacy and data usage.

Our dream is going to become reality you’ll see, is that we should help our customers, the end user customers, this time, to do something with the data that is being collected, once you have sensors in the home, once you have different pieces of equipment working together.

Obviously there is data being exchanged and data is being recorded and the question is what you do with that.

And our dream is really to make sure we use this data, not to monetise it directly, but in fact to bring to the end user a level of service that is superior for him and that is bringing the kind of application, the kind of service he can get to the next level.

Without jeopardizing his privacy because at the end he keep control about what is being done with that data and that data is primarily used in order to improve the service that he is getting.

Taking into account the history of what himself or other members of the family have done over the recent or less recent period.

So to be able to leverage that data to the benefit of the end user is absolutely your dream and we believe that there is huge potential using these different technologies whether it’s 4K, HDR, wireless it all converges in the direction of the Internet of Things, which is the next wave of technical revolution, the same we as what we have seen with the internet in the beginning of the nineties.

So I strongly believe that we are at the very beginning of a new era, from that point of view.

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