EU Eyes Spread Of Internet To Ever-More Devices

Currently, the commission says, the average person living within the 27-nation bloc has at least two devices connected to the web, a computer and a smartphone. It expects the figure to rise to seven by 2015, with a total of 25 billion wirelessly connected to the net worldwide. By the end of the decade it says that could climb to 50 billion. The regulator is launching a consultation over controls of the way information is gathered, stored and processed, saying it wants to “ensure the rights of the individual.”

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