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April 2017Published Article

The Internet of Things: Attempts to Regulate the Vast and Unknown

WestLaw Journal

Put simply, the “internet of things,” or IoT, is a network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data using embedded sensors. 

The IoT can be seen all around us: in connected cars, smart homes, smart appliances, healthcare devices, supply chains and logistics, and smart manufacturing, just to name a few. 

And the future of the IoT is only growing. Some estimate that the number of IoT devices is expected to reach 50 billion by 2020.

The beneļ¬ts of these innovations are self-evident (Who doesn’t want their car to slow down or stop to prevent an accident or drive them to their destination?), but the data these devices collect also create new risks.

Click here to read Michelle Dama & Adrienne Ehrhardt’s WestLaw Journal article, “The Internet of Things: Attempts to Regulate the Vast and Unknown.”

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