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TECHNOLOGY, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted public comments to the US Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in connection with the NTIA’s draft guidance on improving the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), along with three semiconductor companies, recently released a position paper proposing a position for the European Commission (EC) on security and privacy standards as they relate to Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a societal transformation based on a virtuous circle of constantly improving connectivity, integration, data, intelligence, and automation. One important element of this transformation is the workplace. As early IoT adopters are discovering, though, workplace implementation is often a slog rather than a splash.
A seismic shift is afoot in the intelligence, complexity, and interconnectedness of everyday products, and the flimsy foundation of customer assent to standard terms will continue to crack, if not collapse.
The results of a recent study by Gartner, Inc. project worldwide growth of 18% in the public cloud services market during 2017. Gartner also expects the growing public cloud services market—projected to reach $246.8 billion in 2017 (a more than $35 billion increase over 2016)—to stabilize soon thereafter, with growth slowing post-2017.
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (PBI’s) annual Internet Law Update seminar will be held on March 28, 2017. This year’s seminar was planned by Morgan Lewis partner Peter Watt-Morse, and Morgan Lewis associates Eric Pennesi and Ben Klaber will join Peter on the faculty.
A recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against an internet of things (IoT) device manufacturer in the Northern District of California is a significant development in the IoT space and data security law. The action will ultimately test the FTC’s regulatory power over IoT device manufacturers because the complaint is based on alleged security vulnerabilities rather than actual harm to consumers.
Morgan Lewis partner Ed Hansen will present at the Orlando Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Congress in Orlando, Florida on January 24 and 25.
In a recent post, we noted that the US federal government has become increasingly concerned about the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. On November 15, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued guidance to help stakeholders account for security in the development, manufacturing, implementation, and use of IoT devices.
Recent attempted cyberattacks that used Internet of Things (IoT) devices to effect the attempted attacks have led to growing concern within the federal government over the security of such devices and the potential such devices have to launch future attacks.