The U.S. Commerce Department and the Industrial Fabrics Association International hosted its second Smart Fabrics Summit on Tuesday, April 24 with a panel discussion covering privacy and data security for connected clothing. FIA Founder Kenya Wiley joined officials from the Commerce Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to discuss advancements in smart apparel and government and industry standards for IoT security and connected devices. The panelists also discussed the FTC’s best practices and enforcement actions against companies that failed to keep their privacy promises to consumers—noting the 2015 case where retail startup Nomi Technologies (acquired by Axper) settled with the FTC for misleading consumers about the company’s privacy policy.

Wiley also discussed ways for entities collecting consumer data to build privacy and trust following the recent Facebook congressional hearings.

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