Department of Commerce releases a Green Paper Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things
January 23, 2017
by Susan D. Rector, Partner
The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on January 12, 2017 issued a green paper Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things to identify elements of an approach and areas of engagement for the Department to pursue as it seeks broad input in its future work on the Internet of Things (“IoT”). The paper asserts that the federal government needs to develop a long term strategy, a collaborative approach with the private sector and a global perspective to permit IoT technology to reach its full potential to create new industries and new consumer goods. It rejects the idea that standards for privacy and security can be left to market forces.
FTC Order recognizes certain security certifications qualify professionals to perform data security assessments
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with the operators of AshleyMadison.com, resolving FTC and state charges of consumer deception and failure to safeguard 36 million users' account and profile information stemming from a data breach in July of 2015. In the complaint, the FTC alleged that defendants engaged in practices that, when taken together, "failed to provide reasonable security to prevent unauthorized access to personal information on their network."
Federal Trade Commission Files (and Boasts About) New Internet of Things Lawsuit
The FTC recently filed a complaint against D-Link Corporation (a Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer) and its U.S. subsidiary, alleging that they failed to take reasonable steps to secure their routers and Internet Protocol cameras and, therefore, potentially compromised sensitive consumer information, including live video and audio feeds. The FTC has further been quick to characterize this case on its own blog as continuing the agency’s regulation of the Internet of Things (“IoT”) and challenging what it considers to be inadequate IoT security practices.
Federal Trade Commission Begins 2017 Privacy Conference With Sharp IoT Focus
January 12, 2017
by George A. Gasper, Partner
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) held its second annual PrivacyCon on January 12, 2017 to address the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies. As the Internet of Things (“IoT”) continues its rapid growth across all fields of business, it comes as no surprise that this year’s PrivacyCon began with a sharp focus on IoT issues.
When it Comes to IoT Privacy, Congress Encourages Feds and Private Sector to Work Together
January 6, 2017
by Isaac J. Colunga, Partner
The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Internet of Things (“IoT”) working group issued its year-end White Paper on December 30, 2016, summarizing the group’s activities this past year. The group met five times last year, bringing together members of Congress and other experts in the field.
Sid Bose Joins Inside Indiana Business to Share Internet of Things Insights
January 4, 2017
On Inside Indiana Business’ Ice Miller Insights, associate Sid Bose discussed the Internet of Things (IoT) and its legal implications.
On Inside Indiana Business, Tom Walsh Discusses Business and the Internet of Things
January 4, 2017
Partner Tom Walsh of our IoT Industry Group joined Gerry Dick on Inside Indiana Business to share a few tips on how businesses can prepare to be smart in the face of smart technology.
Ice Miller Reflects on Past, Present and Future as Indiana’s Bicentennial Gala Presenting Sponsor
December 15, 2016
On Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, Indiana’s Bicentennial Gala showcased many talented Hoosiers and concluded Indiana’s year-long Bicentennial celebration. Ice Miller was proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of the event, which was held at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Bicentennial Gala created a sense of civic pride for all in attendance celebrating Indiana’s 200th Birthday.
Smart Cities Grants to Be Awarded to 5 U.S. Cities
December 12, 2016
On behalf of Ice Miller, and the attorneys involved with the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, please see the following information about a series of Smart City grants which will be awarded to 5 cities in the U.S. If you are interested in applying for a Smart City grant to help your city incorporate the use of IoT technologies, and could use help with your application, please let us know.
Ice Miller’s Lesa Dietrick Joins Inside Indiana Business’ ‘Insider’ Panel
November 23, 2016
Director of public affairs Lesa Dietrick made her debut on Inside Indiana Business’ Insiders segment with Gerry Dick on Nov. 18. Lesa joined Murray Clark, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, and Allison Barber, Chancellor at WGU Indiana.