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Congress Takes Up Issues Around IoT

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet is holding a hearing on the Internet of Things this Wednesday. The subcommittee's jurisdiction is quite broad, including "judicial ethics, patent and trademark law, information technology, other appropriate matters as referred to by the Chairman, [Rep. Darrell Issa]." Given the breadth of its jurisdiction, it is unclear what precisely the subcommittee is looking for in its examination of the IoT but it's likely that privacy and security issues are on the list.

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