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The Unintended Consequences of the Internet of Things, by Jim Calloway, Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips Blog


How close is Big Brother – or someone worse? Too darn close, says Jim Calloway. The question? What do we do about it? -CCE

Refrigerators that automatically help you prepare your shopping list. Thermostats that adjust the temperature to your liking when they detect you are heading home on your commute. A device on the front door that sends a picture to you of everyone who rings the doorbell while you are away. All of these ideas seem great and maybe even a bit magical, and they are headed your way right now. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) holds a lot of promise.

Unfortunately, as with all things related to technology, it may not be quite that simple. . . .