The potential benefits that can be realised by the proptech and plantech industries are huge. Houses can self-report their environmental performance, or allow people to enjoy living at home for longer by being able to sense when someone has had a fall or needs help.
On the other hand, there is unease about the range and scope of information collected, especially when it’s combined with data analytics to make decisions that impact on people’s lives. The effective use of data relies on good ethical foundations, but there’s no formal ethical framework in place.
Can we trust the market to self-regulate? What are the opportunities and risks facing us if the Government fails to act?
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