Brazil publishes IoT national plan

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the   Head of Broadcasting at the ICT Ministry (MCTIC) Elifas Gurgel, published a new decree detailing a national Internet of things (IoT) plan. The plan aims to promote the development and implementation of IoT in various fields in Brazil while relying on free competition and circulation of data while following security and privacy guidelines. The decree defines IoT infrastructure and IoT devices, the objectives of the plan, while stating that all developed IoT measures must be aligned with the national digital transformation strategy issued in March 2018. The decree also requires the establishment of an advisory body named the Management and Monitoring Chamber for the Development of machine-to-machine and Internet of things communication systems (IoT Chamber). The IoT Chamber’s role will be to; supervise and evaluate the implementation of the IoT plan, encourage partnerships between public and private entities, initiate projects with public entities to promote the use and development of IoT solutions. The IoT Chamber will be composed of representatives from: the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Communications (who will chair it as well); the Ministry of Economy; the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply; the Ministry of Health; and the Ministry of Regional Development.