A Deluge Of Suits Over Connected Devices Could Be Coming

Law360 (August 24, 2018, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Hackers are racing to infiltrate internet-connected everyday products — and the security gaps they exploit could spawn a sea of lawsuits, industry lawyers say, raising thorny questions about when manufacturers are liable.

At a security conference this month in Las Vegas, an attorney representing a class that was certified in July in one such case, filed after hackers remotely took the wheel of a Jeep in a controlled test, warned of a coming "tidal wave" of similar cases over cybersecurity flaws.

"There will be more hacks, and more hacks with cyber-physical impacts, and inevitably there will be more lawsuits," IJay Palansky,...

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