Manufacturers of home appliances are producing innovative, connected and smart products that give time and value back to their users. What is more, these products provide substantial benefits to society as a whole: they help consumers to actively conserve energy, to integrate the use of renewable energy sources, to pave the way for faster and more accurate appliance repairs, and to reduce waste and unnecessary replacements of appliances – contributing to a new, circular society. In other words, they can help change the world, from home. The benefits of connected and smart appliances will only increase as their potential for interoperability is rapidly being developed.
As more and more home appliances are connected to the Internet, the legislative framework for these products is rapidly changing. Data ownership and privacy, as well as cybersecurity, are topics that are of great importance for our manufacturers, to ensure the highest degree of product safety and security, and to ensure a responsible and transparent handling of the data related to these products.