The Internet of Things and Cyber Risk
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Editors at Wired magazine recently engaged in a year-long project to develop a means to hack the onboard computer of a Jeep, and override the driver’s control of several critical vehicle functions. According to a disturbing...more
From the 2015 PLUS Cyber Liability Symposium (#PLUScyber), Kirstin Simonson of Travelers visits the PLUS Media Zone to discuss the internet of things and related, emerging risks....more
Healthcare providers would be wise to keep in mind that if a patient is harmed by a hacked medical device, Exhibit A in the negligence suit against them may be that provider’s risk analysis, or lack thereof....more
This is the third in a series of blogs examining the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its consequential impact on product liability risk. The development of the IoT has been so rapid and the applications...more
Recently, Health Canada released guidance to help companies understand their reporting obligations under section 14 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, which requires that sellers, distributors, importers, and...more
A recall notice to fix critical control software on 1.4 million vehicles should raise concerns for companies, brokers and insurers across several business lines. The vulnerability of vital control systems to a remote hacking...more
The Internet of Things and the Inevitable Collision with Products Liability, published in February 2015, identified a number of factors leading to the emergence and phenomenal growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). It also...more
Drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), have received extensive media coverage over the past few years. Whether the discussions about drones are related to the unmanned...more
The Internet of Things will generate in the retail sector US $ 329 billion of revenues by 2018 according to a report published by SAP, but such massive growth has to deal with legal issues concerning not only privacy...more
FCC Chair Announces New Net Neutrality Regs -
The battle over net neutrality took a new turn when Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his intention to reclassify broadband service as a...more
FTC Consumer Protection Head Addresses Do’s, Don’ts for Privacy -
Calling the current advertising climate “a technological revolution at the intersection of marketing and consumer data,” Director of the Federal Trade...more
Welcome to our annual “Eye on Insurance”, our round-up of notable developments during 2014, which are relevant to the London insurance and reinsurance markets. This update has been compiled by lawyers in Sedgwick’s London...more
The IoT – Internet of Things – is undergoing a rapid development that will continue to transform how we interact, conduct business and live our lives. The movement toward IoT’s ubiquitous application and use does not come...more
Safeway Must Pay Customers for Higher Online Prices -
A California federal court judge has ruled in a breach of contract suit that Safeway is liable to customers who paid more for items online than in the store. ...more
The “Internet of Things” is the universe of smart devices that talk to the internet or to one another. The devices have unique identifiers and the ability to automatically transfer data over a network on their own, without...more
BakerHostetler's Alan Friel recently interviewed FTC staff lawyer Kandi Parsons and Assistant New Jersey Attorney General Elliot Sibers at the opening session of the Children's Advertising Review Unit ("CARU") of the...more
Lawmakers: Time to Discuss the Internet of Things:
What are the privacy, security, and consumer protection implications of the burgeoning Internet of Things?
A group of senators has called for a hearing to...more
Here Today, Still Here Tomorrow: FTC Settles With Snapchat -
Now you see it … and now it’s still there.
Mobile messaging app Snapchat went with a catchier slogan, promising consumers that pictures and videos...more
Ah, to be a class action plaintiff these days. One day you’re up, plowing through the Northern District of California on expansive theories of injury, the next you’re down, upended like a top-heavy apple cart by a failure to...more
To read the full 2014 Class Action Survey report, please visit ClassActionSurvey.com.
Fifty-two percent of major companies are currently engaged in class action litigation. This percentage has remained fairly consistent...more
In This Update:
Introduction; Financial Institutions; Directors & Officers; Cyber; Professional Indemnity; Liability; Products; Property; Latin America; Reinsurance; and Litigation, Costs & Procedure.
With hundreds of millions of users worldwide, the social media revolution has arrived. Generally, social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn allow their members to share information to enable interpersonal...more
Insurers Beware! Ontario’s Court of Appeal will rule on whether there is a common law tort for invasion of privacy in the province. A tort for invasion of privacy would inevitably lead to numerous new liability claims,...more
In this issue: U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Marketing Consent Law; NAD Weighs In on Toning Shoes; ‘Well-Known’ Robocaller Banned from Telemarketing; FTC Settles False Environmental Certification Claims; and Kellogg Settles...more
In this issue: FDA Reveals Graphic Proposed Warning Labels for Cigarettes; Detox Foot Pad Marketers Settled with FTC; Twitter Issues New Guidelines on Using its Mark; and Myspace Faces Class Action over Privacy Violations;...more
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