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Science and Technology Law: The Internet of Things’ Tsunami of Legal Conundrums

David Z. Bodenheimer

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? IoT comes with many morphing definitions. A White House report defined it as “the ability of devices to communicate with each other using embedded sensors that are linked through wired and wireless networks.” A participant of a report prepared by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) described the terms as the connection of “physical objects to the Internet, and to each other through small, embedded sensors and wired and wireless technologies, creating an ecosystem of ubiquitous computing.”

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