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Can Lawmakers Ever Realistically Regulate the Internet of Things?

Regulating the Internet of Things (“IoT”) is a highly debated topic because it is hard for lawmakers to keep up with evolving technology. Simply put, IoT refers to a system of connected devices that can retain, analyze, and transfer information through a network. Examples of “things” include fitness trackers, smart phones, smart appliances, heart monitors, and automobile sensors. This concept is much more complex from a technical standpoint because the operational aspects of these devices are constantly changing and increasing the amount of data that is generated.
 

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Another U.S. State May Require Attorney Technology Training

North Carolina may soon become the second state after Florida in the country to require that attorneys receive technology training. In 2012 the American Bar Association changed its Model Rules of Professional Conduct to explicitly state that lawyers have a duty to stay abreast of relevant technology as part of their professional competence. So far at least 31 states have adopted the new model rule. 

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