The Department of Commerce Wants to Get a Handle on the Internet of Things

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It’s apparent by now that along with an expected economic impact of billions or even trillions of dollars, the Internet of Things (IoT) also brings with it a host of security, health and policy concerns. (See our earlier post on managing the cybersecurity risks of the medical IoT for just one facet of these concerns.)

 The U.S. government has noticed, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the Department of Commerce, is now seeking comments to guide its own rulemaking on the IoT.  In a recent client alert, colleagues Aimee Ghosh, Sheila Harvey, Glenn Reynolds and Brian Wong break down what exactly the NTIA will be looking for in terms of feedback.