Discover and control IoT data collected about you.

Discover and control what data is collected about you by Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The IoT is everywhere. It consists of a myriad of devices and technologies that collect data about us - from cameras with facial recognition, to smart speakers that record what we say, or sensors that track our whereabouts. The IoT Assistant app helps you discover what data is being collected about you and how it is used. This includes who is collecting it, who it is shared with, and whether there are any privacy controls. New privacy regulations around the world require people who deploy IoT technologies 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 data collection around them and access available privacy controls. The IoT Assistant app also allows you to receive customized notifications about data collection and use practices you want to be notified about and control the frequency of these notifications.

An IoT portal associated with the app ( is available to also publicize the presence of IoT technologies collecting our data, whether you are the administrator controlling that technology or a volunteer contributor. Once you have defined an entry for an IoT technology through our portal, IoT assistant app users can discover this IoT technology and its data collection and use practices.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.8

- improved accessibility for users who are blind and visually impaired
- improved notification functionality
- improved app performance
- bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 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

Sweet little lady N Texas ,


I just down loaded the app. I created an account, answered all the questions and read all the policies. When it goes to the web page i get—ERROR . I go back a page and asked to go through the same process kust to go to the web sit and get —ERROR again. Can you help me ?

Developer Response ,

We are sorry about the problem you experience with our app! To better help you, could you please provide us more details of the “ERROR” that you get on your phone? Feel free to send us additional details or screenshots of the ERROR at We’d love to help you and figure out what went wrong. Thank you for providing the feedback! -- IoT Privacy Infrastructure team

App Privacy

The developer, Carnegie Mellon University, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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