Car makers join forces for connected car cyber security

Car makers join forces for connected car cyber security

After the recent events involving more than one hacked connected car, major car makers decided to create a joined alliance to coordinate their efforts against cyber attacks.  But without any Governmental approval is the right strategy? Continue reading

Internet of Things group issues privacy and security framework

Internet of Things group issues privacy and security framework

Internet of Things (IoT) requires certainty and this is why the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) published a draft framework of privacy and security guidelines for IoT devices.  Will regulators will validate that setting a more suitable playfield for the IoT?  Continue reading

Fear cannot stop the Internet of Things!

Fear cannot stop the Internet of Things!

The recent events of connected cars remotely hacked led to considerable discussions about the potential weaknesses of security systems of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, whose growth cannot be stopped though.  But how can we find the right balance?  Continue reading

Internet of Things: Business and Legal Framework Webinar

Internet of Things: Business and Legal Framework Webinar

he DLA Piper Internet of Things group just launched a series of webinars on legal and business issues of the Internet of Things.  The first webinar will cover the Business and Legal Framework of the Internet of Things and will take place on Wednesday 22 April 2015 from 3.00 to 4.00pm UK time. Continue reading

Internet of Things hindered by Net Neutrality?

Internet of Things hindered by Net Neutrality?

The decision of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt the “net neutrality” principle raised concerns by European authorities that declared their intent to adopt a different solution.  And this happens in a period when the usage of bandwidth is becoming essential to ensure the growth of the Internet of Things. Continue reading

Connected cars are privacy and security threats?

Connected cars are privacy and security threats?

The recent report from the US Senator Ed Markey raises issues on the future of connected cars because of the privacy issues and the potential cybercrimes that might affect the security of vehicles.  This happens when the recent regulatory developments show that privacy and cybersecurity is on the top of the agenda of car makers and US and EU regulators are negotiating common rules.  Continue reading

Internet of Things telecom rules to be built in Italy

Internet of Things telecom rules to be built in Italy

The Internet of Things (IoT) will enable devices to communicate and share data with one another and data to be combined and used across multiple applications.  However, such applications also raise relevant legal issues.  The Italian Telecom Authority (AGCOM)has for this purpose just launched a consultation on the Internet of Things in order to understand how to better foster this market whose value will reach $ 7.1 trillion in sales by 2020.   Continue reading

The best Internet of Things articles for 2014 are…

The best Internet of Things articles for 2014 are…

2014 is just over and it is time to wish happy New Year and thank all the readers of IoTLaw for following with such interest this blog!  But it is also time to check which have been the best articles of 2014. Continue reading

Top 5 Internet of Things predictions for 2015

Top 5 Internet of Things predictions for 2015

Internet of Things has been the centre of the attention of the global market during 2014 and everyone is curious to see what will happen in 2015. Here is my personal list of predictions relating to legal issues that will affect the Internet of Things in 2015! Continue reading

Car makers commit to privacy for connected cars

Car makers commit to privacy for connected cars

19 makers of cars and trucks sold in the US committed to preserve the privacy of their customers in the view of the massive amount of personal data that are going to be processed through connected cars.  Continue reading

Top 5 legal issues on connected cars

Top 5 legal issues on connected cars

Here are the main legal topics on connected cars covered during the Connected Automobiles conference where I gave a presentation named “Privacy and regulations: state-of-the-art and future issues” on legal issues relating to connected cars whose slides are available here. Continue reading

Connected cars – Privacy and regulations: state-of-the-art and future issues

Connected cars – Privacy and regulations: state-of-the-art and future issues

I have been invited to give a presentation about the Internet of Things legal issues affecting connected cars as part of the Connected Automobiles 2014 conference on the 12th of November in Turin.   The title of my session is Privacy and regulations: state-of-the-art and future issues, but I will cover most of the issues addressed in this post and new legal hurdles that subsequently arose.

If you are around, come to say hello and follow me on Twitter during the conference!

Connected cars will face legal hurdles?

Connected cars will face legal hurdles?

Connected cars are expected to generate $ 131.9 billion by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.7% from 2013 to 2019.  But such growth shall face legal issues that not only affect data protection matters, but also have an impact on product liability issues, telecom law obligations, security and data loss risks.  Continue reading