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

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

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

Open source vs. proprietary system in the Internet of Things

Open source vs. proprietary system in the Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) market is estimated to generate $ 7.1 trillion in sales by 2020, but its main issue is often considered to be the lack of interoperability between devices belonging to different systems.   The usual battle is between proprietary platforms which allow the interoperability only of devices that have been certified by the manufacturer of the IoT system and open source platforms. Continue reading

Internet of Things and data protection issues

Internet of Things and data protection issues

The Internet of Things will generate 9 billion devices by 2018 according to estimates, but the recent hacker attack that caused a fridge to send over 750,000 spam and phishing messages over the Christmas break create concerns as to the potential data protection issues deriving from the usage of such technologies. Continue reading