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Billions Of Connected Devices Bring Legal Issues

  • Bloomberg, Monday, February 29, 2016 9:05 AM

Over 50 billion consumer devices and products will connect to the Internet by 2020, according to some estimates. The exponential growth of the so-called Internet of Things will create a host of product liability concerns, and potentially significant new business for lawyers, as the old law of the physical world runs up against the new law of the online world. “The next phase of huge product liability litigation will come from the Internet of Things,” plaintiffs' attorney Steven Teppler, a partner in the Abbott Law Firm in Jacksonville, Fla., told Bloomberg BNA recently.

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