Internet of Things, Big Data, Storage Security and...The New Vectors for Product Liability and Class Actions

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
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With 20 billion connected devices expected to be in use by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a source of both incredible versatility and incredible susceptibility to mass legal liability. Left crushed behind the rush to “market and monetize” steamroller are coding standards, security (including IoT storage security) standards, and other “future-proofing” or “future-immunizing” measures typically adopted by manufacturers to prevent or minimize the potential for product liability on a mass basis. This keynote will discuss why manufacturers, developers and vendors must gain clear understanding of how IoT devices (and services) impact large segments of the population, and further understand how to mitigate or minimize the inherent susceptibility to defects and exploits to massive legal and financial liability.