Data Ownership

Navigating data ownership in the world of IoT can be more intricate than it seems. While device owners are generally assumed to be the rightful owners of the generated data, the reality is often nuanced.

Manufacturers or service providers often embed terms in user agreements or privacy policies that extend their rights to the data. This may involve the collection and analysis of aggregated data for various purposes, including resale.

Leasing an IoT device adds another layer of complexity, as data ownership and control are typically outlined in the lease agreement. It’s imperative for users to diligently review and comprehend the terms of service and privacy policies associated with their IoT devices to ascertain who holds access to their data and for what reasons.

At Senquip, clarity on data ownership is a key principle and is clearly stated in our privacy policy: ‘Device Data is for the sole use of You and Your Users.’