Discover and control what data is collected about you by Internet of Things technologies (or “resources”). The Internet of Things (or “IoT”) is everywhere. It consists of a myriad of devices and technologies that collect data about us - from cameras with facial recognition and other AI algorithms, to smart speakers that record what we say, or sensors that track our mobile phones to name just a few. The IoT Assistant app helps you discover and control what data is being collected by IoT resources around you - who is collecting it, who it is shared with, and for how long it is retained. New privacy regulations in the US and Europe require people who deploy IoT resources to disclose their data collection and use practices and to also give us some control over these practices such as opting in or out of them. The IoT Assistant app provides users with a single interface through which they can discover IoT resources around them and access privacy options made available to them by these resources.

If you would like to publicize the presence of one or more IoT resources in a particular area, visit our IoT Portal at to help IoT Assistant app users discover these IoT resources.

What’s New

Version 1.0.5

V 1.0.5, features improvements & fixes to the UI.
You can now:
(1) discover over 100,000 registered IoT devices & services (“resources”)
(2) see IoT resources in locations other than your own: simply slide the map & click the refresh button.
(3) depending on how much you zoom out, search will look as far as 100km from the center of your screen & display up to 75 IoT resources.
Go to our IoT Portal ( for FAQs, to publish new resources or to request your own registry to manage.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Haebyong ,

Requires Input by all to work

The app seems to work well, but will only work if individuals input IoT devices into the system. To enter devices you must go to their website and provide information about the device to be saved in their database that is then displayed on the app. For their experiment to work people and organizations need to devote time to enter IoT device(s) information.

Oh should ,

Interesting idea

The idea of the app is interesting, but it’s weird that I can’t add my device through the app…but the app is good though

Ace Consumer ,

Great idea!

Nice design that clearly conveys what’s collecting my data! Didn’t realize there were so many cameras.


Carnegie Mellon University
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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