Steven Cash, David Doot and James Blackburn authored an article, "The Industrial Internet of Things: The Railway Law Revolution of Our Time," for Bloomberg BNA's Privacy and Security Law Report. As the article discusses, the interconnected and networked nature of the ''industrial internet of things'' (IIoT) presents numerous legal issues beyond cybersecurity, including those related to intellectual property, liability and risk sharing, and ownership interests. The authors compare the challenges of the IIoT with the mid-19th century's evolving rail industry, which also represented a technological innovation that networked and linked economic actors in radically novel ways. The article provides detailed examples from the utility space to illustrate a variety of legal issues that may arise as the result of the interconnected and networked aspects of IIoT. "Ultimately, there is no denying that cybersecurity concerns are at the forefront of the IIoT discussion," the authors write. "However, failure to focus on this legal structure in the developing IIoT as it relates to the energy industry may in fact both deny opportunities for revenue and generate more risk than ever anticipated. For the energy industry, the need for energy and general corporate lawyers has morphed into a need for attorneys well-versed in the areas of software/hardware, intellectual property, tax, and insurance, among others."
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Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Tech Giants Ride Data Wave Into Health-Care Market," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
Day Pitney and the National Governors Association (NGA) hosted an invitation-only forum, held at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston, that brought together lawyers, policymakers, cybersecurity experts and other participants to identify and discuss legal issues related to the growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Trump HHS Pick to Face Privacy, Security Challenges if Confirmed," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
Jed Davis was quoted in an article, "What To Watch As Supreme Court Tackles Location Privacy," published in Law360.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Feds Likely to Focus on Health Data Security at Meeting," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
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Shawn Wooden and Khiree Smith authored an article, "Consolidation of Public Pension Plan Investment Management: Is This a Solution to the Problem?," for Bloomberg Law's Pension & Benefits Daily.