This refers to some kind of electrical connection. It might be through a network cable, a cable connection, a wireless connection, or a phone - just to name some options. The connection might be to the internet or to some other local device.
Is a connection to the internet required in order for the device to operate?
If not, how easy is it to remove the connection?
Is data Encryption refers to encoding and decoding (or encrypting and decrypting) data so that it can't be read unless you have the right key. It's critical for good security.?
Does this device require authentication to gain access?
Are there unsecured debug (or other) ports?
Are over-the-air updates provided?
Are those managed securely?
Does the device have its own unique A number used to encrypt (or encode) information so that no one can read it. Keys are used when encoding and decoding. You shouldn't have to mess with keys yourself.?
Refers to whether or not information gathered about your usage of IoT devices by authorized people can be made public, or shared with others, without your consent. Different from (although related to) security, which protects such data and devices from access by unauthorized people. Different from privacy, which is more concerned about use of data by authorized people....
Who owns data?
Do you (or will you) sell the data?
To whom will the data be sold?
If I own the data, how can I access it?
Do you comply with General Data Protection Regulation. A set of privacy rules governing how EU residents' personal data must be handled.?
Have you self-certified with Privacy Shield?
We are used to purchasing products outright. "Services" is a new concept where you may or may not buy the product, but optional or mandatory services come with the product. Those services may have an ongoing cost separate from the purchase price.
Do I own the device?
How is support handled?
I’m on my own
We repair for free during warranty
We charge for repairs)
Under what circumstances can my usage be cut off?
What is the benefit to me of the service and charge?
Ease of use