March 01, 2016

The Internet of Things’ Swelling Technology Tsunami and Legal Conundrums: Too Big to Regulate, Too Ubiquitous to Miss, and Too Fast to Keep Up?

Throughout history, technology has outpaced the law. Henry Ford’s Model T sped down dirt roads unencumbered by traffic laws and safety regulations. The Wright Brothers flew off of Kitty Hawk without first checking in with FAA air traffic control. And early peddlers hawked medicinal remedies like Kickapoo Indian Sagwa and Warner’s Safe Diabetes Cure without clearing FDA safety and efficacy hurdles.1

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