'Internet Of Things' 101: Legal Concerns

Law360, New York (April 14, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT) -- ​The “Internet of Things” is upon us. Most U.S. consumers have already encountered the current generation of “IOT” devices, widely available at the retail level. Examples include wearable fitness trackers, self-learning thermostats, Internet-enabled appliances, and clothing that monitors an infant’s respiration, temperature and activity level.

But IOT applications go far beyond consumer products. Smart cars are logging miles on public roads. Medical devices like wirelessly connected insulin pumps and pacemakers are improving health care. Utility companies are deploying smart-grid technologies. Aspiring smart cities are installing connected infrastructure systems. IOT logistics and industrial applications are re-imagining supply chain management and manufacturing. And...

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