FTC Official Urges Caution In Regulating 'Internet Of Things'

Law360, Los Angeles (January 9, 2014, 8:33 PM EST) -- Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen on Wednesday urged government officials to exercise caution when considering measures to regulate the growing web of interconnected devices known as "The Internet of Things," saying it is important to first take the time to understand the technology. 

Speaking from the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ohlhausen said policymakers must strike a balance between protecting consumers and allowing the Internet of Things to breathe. If problems arise with the technology, government officials should consider whether existing laws and regulations...
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