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

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 rules by US and UK authorities

Internet of Things rules by US and UK authorities

Internet of things rules might change after the recommendations issued by the US Federal Trade Commission, FTC, and the commitments taken by the UK telecom regulator, Ofcom, which set out the principles for the future of the IoT that any other regulator worldwide might follow.  Continue reading

Smart Home: interoperability, privacy and cybersecurity

Smart Home: interoperability, privacy and cybersecurity

I am glad to inform you that on the 28th of January 2015 I will be attending as a speaker the workshop arranged by the Internet of Things observatory of the University of Milan on “Smart Home: product innovation and consumer services“.

The title of my presentation will be “Platform interoperability is a right? Which privacy and cybersecurity obligations for device manufacturers?” and I will cover the legal issues of smart home technologies with particular reference of interoperability issues concerned open vs. closed platforms, privacy issues and cybercrime related threats.

After the workshop I published the slides of my presentation here, I hope you will enjoy them!

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

Privacy and national laws as an obstacle to telemedicine

Privacy and national laws as an obstacle to telemedicine

I am proud to inform you that I will participate tomorrow 25 November 2014 to the conference “La telemedicina: verso uno standard europeo. Stato dell’arte e progetto TeleSCoPE” (The telemedicine: towards a European standard. Status of the art and TeleSCoPE project) arranged by the Italian National Center of Research (CNR) where I will run a session named “Privacy and national laws as an obstacle to the growth of telemedicine”. 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

Top 5 IoT insights from the Web Summit

Top 5 IoT insights from the Web Summit

As previously mentioned, I attended this week the Web Summit in Dublin focusing in particular to the section dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) from which I was able to gain very interesting insights on legal issues affecting the Internet of Things.  Continue reading

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