Internet of Things
Consumers don’t trust smart products
Three out of four consumers are concerned about cybersecurity and privacy in smart products. The Norwegian Consumer Council is asking for minimum requirements for cybersecurity in internet-connected products.
Demands safe IoT products for children
Today the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) presents several suggestions at the G20-meeting, with the aim of improving cyber security in connected internet of things (IoT) devices targeted at children.
Nintendo breaking the law
The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) has found that out of the seven leading digital video game platforms, only Origin and Steam had adequate systems in place for refunding purchased video games. Out of the seven platforms, Nintendo in particular violates consumer rights by not offering any way to cancel a pre-ordered game.
Critical security flaws remain in smartwatches for kids
The Norwegian Consumer Council exposed serious security flaws in children’s smartwatches. Months later, after the companies attempted to fix the problems, the flaws are still as bad, and in one case even worse.
Significant security flaws in smartwatches for children
The Norwegian Consumer Council has uncovered serious security and privacy flaws in smartwatches for children. Strangers can easily seize control of the watches and use them to track and eavesdrop on children.
Today’s legislative tools are not fit for connected objects
The demands for security in internet-connected products are too weak. Today the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) arranged a seminar in the European Parliament, to discuss how to maintain and improve consumer protection.
10 consumer demands to digital services
Here we present 10 contractual, privacy and security demands that the tech and communication industry should respect going forward.
German doll ban illustrates flaws in product safety regulation
The German telecom regulator has banned the Internet connected toy Cayla. It is, however, regrettable that EU laws are insufficient when it comes to digital privacy and security issues.
Connected toys violate European consumer law
The internet-connected toys My Friend Cayla and i-Que fail miserably when it comes to safeguarding basic consumer rights, security, and privacy.
Fitness wristbands violate European law
Several fitness wristbands violate Norwegian and European consumer- and privacy legislation. The Norwegian Consumer Council are submitting a formal complaint against four companies to the Norwegian Data Protection Authoritiy and the Consumer Ombudsman.
10 demands for consumer friendly activity trackers
Here are our demands for activity trackers regarding consumer protection and privacy.