The public consultation was held between April and July 2012 (see IP/12/360 ). 600 people, associations and various groups from academics and civil society, as well industry players responded to the consultation. Through the public consultation, the Commission sought views on an a policy approach to foster a dynamic development of Internet of Things in the digital single market while ensuring appropriate protection and trust of EU citizens.
Together with the results of the public consultation, the Commission publishes the output from the work of the group of experts on the Internet of Things. Information on the entire work of the group can be found in the Register of the Commission Expert Groups .
The Commission will develop future policy initiatives on the basis of these documents and with further support from the CONNECT Advisory Forum for ICT Research and Innovation (CAF).