IoT software provider People Power names John Teeter as new data protection officer

John Teeter of People Power

To help oversee European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and the company’s data protection strategy, People Power has named its chief scientist, John Teeter, as the company’s data protection officer (DPO).

People Power is an Internet of Things (IoT) software company providing white-label solutions for home, security, energy and care. The company is now compliant with GDPR, adding to its longstanding commitment to consumer data privacy for IoT solutions.

Enabling privacy for all individuals within the EU, GDPR addresses the export and management of personal data beyond member state boundaries, giving control to citizens and residents over their personal data and simplifying the regulatory environment for international business.

Incorporating the privacy by design approach, People Power has enabled auditing and compliance controls to administer GDPR-compliant data processing for business partners delivering the company’s white-label IoT solutions to their customers.

“For smart homes to become truly intelligent, user data collection and analysis is a necessity. That doesn’t mean a privacy tradeoff should exist,” said Gene Wang, CEO of People Power.

“To the contrary, smart home data demands more protection than ever before. Unlike companies that sell user data for advertising or research purposes, we never will. It’s a person’s home, so it’s their data. With GDPR compliance, our connected home services allow users complete control of their own data.”

The company has appointed John Teeter as its data protection officer following his position as presidential innovation fellow at the White House. He participated in both My Data and Open Data initiatives within the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, along with driving innovation at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the General Services Administration (GSA). In addition to his responsibilities as People Power’s DPO, Teeter remains the company’s chief scientist.

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow OR @jcIoTnow

FEATURED IoT STORIES

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, iot home automation is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more
RECENT ARTICLES

Infineon and Rainforest Connection create real-time monitoring system to detect wildfires

Posted on: October 22, 2021

Munich and San Jose, California, 21 October, 2021 – Infineon Technologies AG a provider of semiconductors for mobility, energy efficiency and the IoT, announced a collaboration with Rainforest Connection (RFCx), a non-profit organisation that uses acoustic technology, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning to save the rainforests and monitor biodiversity.

Read more

Infineon simplifies secure IoT device-to-cloud authentication with CIRRENT Cloud ID service

Posted on: October 21, 2021

Munich, Germany. 21 October 2021 – Infineon Technologies AG launched CIRRENT Cloud ID, a service that automates cloud certificate provisioning and IoT device-to-cloud authentication. The easy-to-use service extends the chain of trust and makes tasks easier and more secure from chip-to-cloud, while lowering companies’ total cost of ownership. Cloud ID is ideal for cloud-connected product companies

Read more