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IoT data generated by equipment: who owns it? who can access it?

July 18, 2019 / Mike Schmidt

It’s no secret the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has resulted in a tremendous amount of information being produced in what has become an increasingly interconnected world. However, one notable consequence of the ever-growing data deluge is it has forced equipment manufacturers to confront a difficult question, one which is poised to shape the future of the industry for years to come.While it's seemingly a straightforward question, it’s not one so easily answered. But according to Tom Valbak Aardestrup, vice president of business development at AEM member company TrackUnit, equipment manufacturers looking to gain clarity and insights into the issue of data ownership can start by trying to answer a different – and perhaps more important – question: Who can access it?