On January 24, 2017, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong ("PCPD") reported a general lack of awareness among Internet of Things ("IoT") device manufacturers regarding communicating privacy and security protection measures to consumers. The report stems from a study conducted by PCPD to explore the privacy challenges and implications brought by fitness bands and their apps. The PCPD urged manufacturers engaged in the development of IoT devices to improve their privacy communications so that consumers can assess the privacy impact and take necessary steps to protect their personal data.

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