April 06, 2020

#36 Is Your Assistant Spying on You? Understanding the Privacy Law Issues Involving In-Home Assistants

Smart speakers are becoming more and more popular. What laws might come in play facing increasing privacy concerns in the use of smart home devices?

Join Phyllis H. Marcus, Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Law Section’s Privacy and Information Security Committee, former Chief of Staff for advertising practices at the Federal Trade Commission, and currently a partner at the law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth, as she speaks with John Roberti and Anora Wang about the privacy concerns over using smart devices and possible legal issues and solutions. Listen to this episode to learn more about actions the enforcers might be taking or considering while more homes are “connected.”

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Phyllis H. Marcus, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Related Links:

2019 bill introduced in Congress (The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act) to set a minimum security standard for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices procured by the federal government

California law regulating security of “connected devices”

Oregon law regulating security of “devices connected to the Internet”

Hosted by:

John Roberti, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP and Anora Wang, Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP