Gooee, the award-winning Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem that provides space and occupancy analytics, wireless lighting control and beacon networking via a platform for the smart building industry has signed up with TÜV Rheinland, the global leader in independent testing and inspection services, to become the first IoT platform to undergo the TÜV IoT Privacy certification program covering Gooee’s cloud and range of sensing and communication hardware products.
The testing service offered by TÜV consists of 2 certificates; “IoT Privacy Service” covering cloud platforms and services, and “IoT Privacy Product” aimed at physical products connected to an IoT Service. The program will ensure Gooee’s platform not only meets the European Union’s upcoming regulation GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) coming into effect in May 2018, but provide assurance to users of the Gooee system that data is secure and user privacy is properly handled.
We are delighted to have secured Gooee’s confidence for our new certification program, which gives us the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the company in terms of data protection and security
Simon Coombes, CTO and Co-founder of Gooee commented “Security and privacy are amongst the top requirements from our customers, and with GDPR coming into effect next year Gooee is committed to meeting this regulation and providing peace of mind to end users. Partnering with TÜV Rheinland to certify under their new IoT Privacy Certification is a perfect way to deliver this, and we are excited to be the first company to embark on the process.”
Testing and certifying IoT devices for data protection and privacy is a logical next step in TÜV Rheinland’s portfolio that will benefit manufacturers and consumers alike.
“We are delighted to have secured Gooee’s confidence for our new certification program, which gives us the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the company in terms of data protection and security,” explained Udo Scalla, Head of the IoT Privacy Global Competence Center at TÜV Rheinland.
“This shows that a product is not just technically safe, but that the user’s privacy will be protected as well,” said TÜV Rheinland expert Scalla.