October 06, 2016

The Internet of Things - Key Legal Considerations

The Internet of Things - Key Legal Considerations

October 6, 2016

We live in an interconnected world. The internet of things (IoT) involves the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items - embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. Simply put, this involves connecting devices to the Internet (and/or to each other) and includes cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices, and much more. Gartner says that by 2020, there will be over 26 billion connected devices.


  • Lisa R. Lifshitz (moderator), Torkin Manes LLP, Toronto
  • Richard Balough, Balough Law Offices, LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Erin Fonte, Dykema Cox Smith, Austin, TX
  • John A. Rothchild, Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Stephen Wu, Silicon Valley Law Group, San Jose, CA

Presented by: Cyberspace Law Committee

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