Big data and IoT – a match with troubles…

Big data and IoT – a match with troubles…

Big data and Internet of Things (IoT) are the keys of the success for a large number of (if not all) companies, but their exploitation requires to deal with privacy and compliance issues. Continue reading

Internet of Things industry questioned by privacy regulator!

Internet of Things industry questioned by privacy regulator!

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming exponentially reviewed by regulators.  After the report from the Italian telecom regulator (AgCom), the Italian privacy authority just launched a consultation seeking inputs from the industry on how to regulate the IoT. 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

The Internet of Things will “rock” the retail sector

The Internet of Things will “rock” the retail sector

The Internet of Things will generate in the retail sector US $ 329 billion of revenues by 2018 according to a report published by SAP, but such massive growth has to deal with legal issues concerning not only privacy compliance and cybersecurity, but also among others product liability. 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

The Internet will disappear with the Internet of Things?

The Internet will disappear with the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things will make the Internet disappear according to Eric Schmidt of Google.  The Internet will become part of any object around us collecting personal data in a seemless manner which might lead to privacy issues that regulators shall properly address. Continue reading

Drones trigger privacy and liability risks?

Drones trigger privacy and liability risks?

Privacy breaches and potential liabilities might increase as a consequence of the usage of drones that represent a massive resource in a number of different sectors, but might also trigger some “new” unexpected legal risks. Continue reading