• Cyber security
• Software licensing
• Data use and ownership
IoT cyber security is a moving target. When a patch or fix is developed, it’s only a matter of time
before hackers find ways around it. In situations where IoT security is breached, who is liable? Is the
software maker liable if it doesn’t update its software? Who is liable if the software maker updates its software, but the user doesn’t
download the update? What happens if the software maker updates the software, but the user doesn’t know there’s an update?
Privacy and Laws
Privacy laws vary across countries. The Europeans are very protective
of privacy, and the US is less protective. Video rental habits are protected by federal laws,
not clear to of data generated by an implantable cardiac monitor is protected. Who owns datathat describes the quality and quantity of your heartbeats.
Governing the Internet of Things
Software Licensing—It’s Complicated
IoT requires software and hardware from multiple vendors.
Maintaining the software, hardware stack can be expensive.
In the IoT economy, there will be a handful of end-to-end solutions and a broad assortment of mash-ups.
Data Use and Ownership—Who Controls What?
who owns what data, where can it be sent, who is allowed to use it and how much if
it can be stored across the IoT landscape.
As the IoT becomes a more dominant force in our lives, the data it generates will become more valuable. Since the laws governing data ownership are ambiguous, rights associated with ownership are so unclear, look at who controls the use of data. It should be the consumer
Autonomous driving raises questions about data ownership and usage.
If a driverless car is involved in an accident, who is liable and who is allowed to review data relating to the accident? Will the manufacturer of the car want to see the data so it can lodge a suit against the developer who wrote the navigational software? Will network providers be required to share data with law enforcement agencies when autonomous vehicles collide?
Many questions but few answers yet .
Government regulation—or the lack of it
In the driverless car, precisely who is responsible in case of an accident—the owner of the car,
the company that made the car, or the company that wrote the software
guiding the car?