The Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) has published a new policy document examining the advantages, barriers and risks involved in adopting IoT technologies for the Israeli economy and society, together with applicable policy recommendations for the policymakers and government authorities responsible for infrastructure, regulation and state-level support.
- Chapter I reviews the variety of uses and benefits to be gained from IoT technologies in the industrial, public and domestic sectors, while focusing on the following: industry, commerce and agriculture; transportation and smart cities infrastructure, medicine and health, consumption and home appliances, ecology and smart exploitation of natural resources.
- Chapter II analyzes the requirements for gaining maximum benefit from IoT technologies in terms of the infrastructure for which the Ministry of Communications is responsible, including: transition to IPv6 addresses and promoting the deployment of advanced internet infrastructure (fiber-optics and 5G cellular technology) throughout the State of Israel.
- Chapter III presents policy recommendations for the development of Israeli legislation and regulation in the fields of cyber security, privacy and information protection, consumer laws, anti-trust, environmental protection and sustainability. This is based, among others, on a review of the dedicated legislation and regulation developed to content with IoT challenges in the EU and the US.
- Chapter IV proposes additional policy steps to encourage the development and use of IoT technologies in Israel, such as: grants and incentives to encourage the R&D and implementation of IoT systems in the public sector, data sharing by the state and the requisite development of the human capital and professional training in the relevant technological fields
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