Ofcom has issued a call for stakeholder input on the emerging Internet of Things. The Internet of Things describes the inter-connection of multiple “things”, be they devices or sensors, that are able to communicate and share...more
A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security, a new book offering guidance on a wide variety of privacy and data security laws and how those laws may impact your business, is now available from the Minnesota Department of...more
The Internet of Things is expected to lead to 50 billion connected devices by 2020 collecting and exchanging personal data about their users, their lives, their preferences and tastes. This will lead not only to relevant data...more
Internet of Things (IoT) market is estimated to generate $ 7.1 trillion in sales by 2020, but its main issue is often considered to be the lack of interoperability between devices belonging to different systems.
With the number of (internet) connected devices rapidly surpassing the number of internet people (actually, all people whether or not connected), we take this opportunity to explore some of the legal complexity brought about...more
In This Issue:
- Jerked Around? Did the FTC’s “Jerk.com” Complaint Just Turn API Terms Into Federal Law?
- Which Way Is Aereo Pointing? The Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Public Performance Copyright Case
The Internet of Things will generate 9 billion devices by 2018 according to estimates, but the recent hacker attack that caused a fridge to send over 750,000 spam and phishing messages over the Christmas break create concerns...more
At this week's International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit, the FTC and the White House made several important announcements....more
This week, after a seemingly endless year of construction, my family and I moved into our new, energy-efficient home. As I was in the kitchen unpacking, my daughter cried out, somewhat dramatically, “Mama, come here…. The...more
Following its highly publicized workshop exploring consumer privacy and security issues arising from the emerging market of the Internet of Things, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now calling for filed comments on...more
Last fall the Federal Trade Commission brought cases against a software developer and rent-to-own stores that secretly monitored people in their homes. The developer provided the stores with software that had a “Detective...more
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