Is IOT (Internet of Things) The End of Privacy As We Know It?

July 25, 2019 at 8:30am10:30am
City of Philadelphia Law Department's Annual CLE
Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Everywhere we go, smart devices are collecting data about us, but many of us don’t even know it. As consumers and employees learn about such collection and use, they express concern that private things are no longer private. People want to know what is being collected, how it is being used, and what rights they might have as data subjects. With every technological advance, and adverse media attention, come more questions for businesses and the lawyers who advise them. Should privacy be embedded into every IoT device? What role can layered privacy policies play? What can we learn from the NIST Privacy Framework and the FTC in managing privacy IoT risks? Is self-regulation sufficient, or is government regulation needed? Is privacy dead in a 24/7 connected world, or are reports of its death greatly exaggerated?