'Smart' Ways To Avoid FTC Internet Of Things Scrutiny

Law360, New York (April 11, 2016, 4:03 PM EDT) -- Alysa Z. Hutnik

Crystal N. Skelton Connected devices have existed in the marketplace in one form or another for decades (think vending machines or weather sensors). Yet, a confluence of forces in recent years has helped spur a mass proliferation of technology in the “Internet of Things,” and with it, the collection and analytics of big data. Demand is high to connect nearly everything to the Internet — from smart home platforms and connected cars, to wearable devices and even smart yoga mats. Analysts predict that the number of IoT devices will reach between 25 and 200 billion devices by 2020....

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