Navigating the Internet-of-Things (IoT) Implications
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a much anticipated report entitled the 'Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World'. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the collection of devices or sensors that connect, enable communication, or transmit information through the Internet.
The FTC report acknowledges that IoT provides many benefits, such as connected medical devices allowing patients to communicate easily with their physicians to manage their medical conditions and home automation that enables sophisticated management of energy use. However, the IoT opens a wide variety of potential security risks for corporations and consumers, such as unauthorized access, misuse of personal information, and attack of control systems that may endanger the public.
Incorporating security into devices a priori will lower risks, as will monitoring products throughout their life cycle. However, what constitutes reasonable security for a device will depend on a number of factors, including the amount and sensitivity of data, and the costs of remedying security vulnerabilities. The FTC also stresses the importance of enacting strong, flexible, and technologically un-biased legislation to augment the Commission's data security enforcement.
In a two hour, LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will review Navigating the Internet-of-Things and discuss the Implications of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Report. Speakers will discuss the FTC suggestions and warnings in light of current developments in IoT and suggest ways to avoid future litigation.
Key topics include:
- Internet of Things (IoT) - A Legal Primer
- Benefits and Risks of IoT
- Potential Security Vulnerabilities
- Data Minimization in the Internet of Things
- Data Minimization Requirements
- Regulatory Developments
- Best Practices for Future IoT Applications
Edward M. Dunham, Jr., Of Counsel
- IoT cyber exposure – it’s real and it’s not going away
- The very good news of IoT, sustainability and profitability. is being threatened by the exposures no one want to talk about.
- Why is IoT security so hard?
- The solutions are at hand
H. Michael O’Brien, Partner
- Risk IoT poses to product liability resulting in property damage and/or bodily injury
- Issues of privacy and security, and protection, control and ownership of personal data.
- Area governed by the FTC
- The FDA, FAA, CPSC and NHSTA
David A. Wheeler, Partner
Chapman Spingola, Attorneys At Law
IOT – Data and Information
- Enabling Unauthorized Access
- Facilitating Attacks on other Systems
- Creating Risk to Personal Safety
- Security Risk Assessments
- Data minimization collection and retention
- Retain qualified service providers
- Provide reasonable oversight of service providers
- Self-regulatory compliance
- General security Legislation
- Unauthorized access to personal information
- device functionality
- Interaction with innovation
Who Should Attend:
- Data and Security Lawyers
- Companies using IoT
- Chief Information Officers
- Data and Security Officers
- Data and Security Counsel
- Smart Device Manufacturers
- IT Professionals
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
O’Brien has more than 30 years of experience in product liability defense. He focuses on representing U.S. and Asia-based manufacturers and distributors as national counsel in litigation, pre-suit investigations and class actions. He also advises clients on reporting obligations to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and counsels them on voluntary recall issues. O’Brien is co-chair of the firm’s Product Liability practice.
O’Brien has a keen interest in developing technologies and their implications for product liability exposures as well as their security vulnerabilities. This includes the rapidly developing Internet of Things (IoT), 3D manufacturing, drones and nanotechnology. He has been monitoring the IoT’s growing application and uses in the marketplace and is at forefront of predicting its potential long-term consequences for product manufacturers, software companies and their distributors. Michael has authored articles and lectured interested parties on the product liability exposures posed by the IoT and has consulted with interested stakeholders.
O’Brien has more than 30 years of experience in product liability defense. He focuses on representing U.S. and Asia-based manufacturers …
Ned Dunham is Of Counsel to the Firm and a member of the Litigation Department. He practices in the areas of insurance coverage, commercial litigation, and risk exposure management, with a specialization in cyber-risk management.
Along with a business partner of the Firm, Ned has developed a number of proprietary, algorithm-based assessment tools which, when combined with the Firm's business and litigation services, assist insurance and reinsurance brokers, intermediaries, and underwriters, as well as policyholders, in assessing the risks to be insured or reinsured. The family of offerings includes two recently-launched exposure management tools: Frigate for profit and nonprofit businesses, and Summa for higher education institutions.
Ned Dunham is Of Counsel to the Firm and a member of the Litigation Department. He practices in the areas …
Mr. Wheeler represents and counsels companies with issues related to data security and privacy, intellectual property, information technology and eCommerce. His background as a software developer allows me to grasp the technical aspects of each matter and provide a higher level of counsel on his clients’ intellectual property, technology, privacy and data security issues.
David’s data security and privacy background includes representation in a broad range of industries, including industrial, financial, entertainment, education, hospitality and medical. He applies his years of in-house technical experience to address personal information collection, compliance and use policies, data security requirements, breach notification compliance, incident response, PCI-DSS compliance and cyber governance counseling. He also resolve social media issues, including addressing false statements, harassment and infringement issues related to social media platforms.
He also handle a wide variety of intellectual property issues, including trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation, new gTLDs, as well as forced recovery of domain names. He have drafted and negotiated a range of technology services agreements, from cyber forensics and vulnerability agreements to E.U. data processing and cloud services agreements.
Mr. Wheeler represents and counsels companies with issues related to data security and privacy, intellectual property, information technology and eCommerce. …
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