Nick Merker Quoted in <i>Bloomberg Law</i>: "Ahhh, Smart Offices, Hot Coffee. But Watch Out for Lega Nick Merker Quoted in <i>Bloomberg Law</i>: "Ahhh, Smart Offices, Hot Coffee. But Watch Out for Lega

Nick Merker Quoted in Bloomberg Law: "Ahhh, Smart Offices, Hot Coffee. But Watch Out for Legal Risks"

Ice Miller partner Nick Merker was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, "Ahhh, Smart Offices, Hot Coffee. But Watch Out for Legal Risks."

The article included: 

There also is potential liability for companies related to the misuse of information from devices that capture recorded data, Nicholas Merker, partner and co-chair of Ice Miller LLP’s data security and privacy group, told Bloomberg Law.

A company executive who accidentally triggers a device to “wake up” while speaking on the phone with an investor might not know that the conversation will be recorded and stored in the executive’s device account, Merker said, raising the possibility of an inadvertent disclosure of data if the device provider misuses the information.

Companies can also mitigate the risk of liability by following standards when making agreements with third party vendors, Merker said. Before acquiring internet-connected devices, companies should follow processes to ensure that the products have appropriate security controls, he said.

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