The FCBA Internet of Things Committee will sponsor a CLE on Thursday, October 22 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. entitled “Legal and Regulatory Barriers to Widespread IoT Deployment.” This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.
The Internet of things (IoT), at a high level, describes the interconnection via communications networks and computing devices embedded in everyday devices (e.g., smart refrigerators or smart speakers) to send and receive large datasets. IoT enables innovative techniques that make our lives better, such as connected health, distance learning, and precision agriculture. However, the continued success of the IoT revolution will depend on consumers and enterprises’ having near ubiquitous access to 5G wireless networks and the IoT devices themselves. Although the United States has made great strides in promoting both, there are still significant legal and regulatory hurdles this innovative ecosystem must overcome to unleash IoT’s full potential. This discussion will evaluate where the legal and regulatory questions are and how practitioners can advise clients interested in participating in IoT at the infrastructure and device level.
Panel 1 will cover Legal and Regulatory Challenges to Communications Infrastructure Deployment and Panel 2 will cover Legal and Regulatory Challenges for IoT Device Deployment. More information on the agenda and speakers to be announced soon.