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Tag Archives: Internet of Things

A Glimpse into a Tangled Future: Implications of an Increasingly Connected World

Posted in AI and Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things

Looking forward to living in a house that reduces your workload by mowing your lawn? What about having your front door beam you photographs of everyone your adolescent children let into your home while you are at work? Or, even better, a door that will only open for certain people at specific times during the… → Read More

Lenovo and Superfish: Proposed Class Action Proceeds on Privacy Tort and Statutes

Posted in Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Privacy

A recent privacy decision regarding pre-installed software on laptops may have implications for companies operating not only in the traditional hardware space, but for those companies venturing into the burgeoning “Internet of Things” ecosystem. In short, an Ontario court declined to strike the common law and statutory privacy claims, suggesting that courts are at least… → Read More

Is There a Duty of Device Security? U.S. Regulator Fires Warning Shot Over Obligations of IoT Manufacturers

Posted in Internet of Things, Privacy

A complaint filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) against D-Link Corporation, a Taiwanese computer networking equipment manufacturer, and its U.S. subsidiary (collectively, “D-Link”) is raising questions about the extent of responsibility that networking equipment manufacturers may have for the security of their products, and how much of that responsibility rests with consumers… → Read More

Monetizing Data: Seizing Opportunities, Managing Risk – – Please Join Us Wednesday, September 28, 2016 for a McCarthy Tétrault Advance™ Seminar

Posted in Big Data, Privacy

Collect all the data. Store all the data. Once you’ve got a massive reservoir of data, you’ll be able to answer all the questions the business wants to ask, right? Bonus: Anonymize the data, package it all and sell it (or insights from it), thereby driving revenue and leapfrogging over the competition. Not so fast…. → Read More

Court Finds a Lesser Expectation of Privacy in Cameras than in Cell Phones and Computers

Posted in Internet of Things, Privacy, Social Media, Uncategorized

Driven in part by advances in recording device technology such as wearable cameras and drone-mounted cameras, the trend of self-recording one’s life continues to grow.  The videos recorded on these devices are popular on social media and range from the mundane to the extreme.  Some even include criminal acts: illegally scaling structures and in some cases BASE… → Read More

Regulators In Canada and the U.S. Signal Increasing Interest in the Internet of Things

Posted in Internet of Things

The ‘Internet of Things’ (or IoT, which we have written about before) is generating fresh interest among legislators and regulatory authorities on both sides of the border. Recent initiatives in both the United States and Canada are likely to bring renewed political attention to the transformative potential of this technology space, particularly for its use… → Read More

Privacy Commissioner Targets IoT Health Devices in Sweep

Posted in Big Data, Internet of Things, Privacy, Telematics, Wearables

What rumours is your fitness tracker spreading about you?  In its latest Internet of Things themed sweep, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada reviews what personal information is being collected about Canadians by “smart” health and fitness devices. Many of us will remember Time Magazine’s audaciously titled September 2013 issue, which splashed the… → Read More

Hackable Barbies, malicious POODLEs: PIPEDA compliance and the Internet of Things

Posted in Cybersecurity, Internet of Things

She stands just under a foot tall, has a résumé that includes such storied accomplishments as astronaut, registered nurse, and Presidential candidate.  Whether cropped or worn shoulder-length, her iconic blonde hair has been inspiring popular culture since well before Madonna.  She’s owned more dream homes than most real estate magnates, and earlier last month Barbie… → Read More

The Internet of Things: Guidance, Regulation and the Canadian Approach

Posted in Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Privacy

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been identified as a disruptive technology, bringing with it both the promise of seamless interconnectivity of devices and, the flip side of that interconnectivity, single-point vulnerability of multiple systems. While businesses rush to embrace the technology, the regulators have begun considering the issues raised by it. What is the Internet… → Read More

Online Trust Alliance Releases Draft “Trust Framework” for the Internet of Things

Posted in Internet of Things, Wearables

By some estimates, there were more than 2 wireless networked devices for every person on the planet in 2014. The multiplier is expected to reach 5 by the year 2020. This explosive proliferation of networked technology offers remarkable opportunities, but also inspires concern that the connected future may result in ubiquitous, inescapable, surveillance of every… → Read More