The EU Commission opens a sector investigation in the Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) sector

EU investigates the consumer IoT sector* On July 16, 2020, European Commission (EC) Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager announced the launch of a sector inquiry into the Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) sector (the IoT Sector Inquiry). The EC defines the consumer IoT sector to include consumer products and services that are connected to a network and controlled remotely via mobile devices or voice assistants. These products or services include smart home appliances (e.g., smart TVs, fridges, and lighting systems), wearable devices, voice assistants and services (e.g., music/film streaming, food delivery, hotel booking, and healthcare). According to the EC, although this sector is in an early stage of development, there are already indications of company behaviours that may

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Jay Modrall, The EU Commission opens a sector investigation in the Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) sector, 16 July 2020, e-Competitions Privacy and antitrust, Art. N° 96166

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