Internet of things: Changing life and society

Lawyou — viernes, 26 de febrero de 2021

Internet of Things (IoT) or the internet of things. Its practical application, based on the interconnection of products, can change our lives and our society.


What is it?

It is an innovative concept based on the interconnection of products, i.e. the connection of a product with those around it. The objective of this interconnection is to communicate with each other and, as a result, to make them more intelligent and independent.

This independence will allow that, in the future, through this technology, computers will interact with the elements of real life and gain independence from human beings. This digitization of real life could be the greatest revolution of the digital era, allowing us to optimize our time.

For example, thanks to the application of the Internet of Things, we could automate the system of the windows of our homes allowing the system itself to control the temperature of our house by obtaining information from the outside temperature.

What is the impact on our security?

Before all the advantages that are glimpsed, the practical application of the Internet of things, also has its shadows. The first point that as lawyers we look at is security and privacy, since the information that the products will share will end up being very personal and valuable.

Therefore, storing all that information in the cloud makes us extremely vulnerable. LAWYOU experts believe that this will be one of the biggest handicaps for the developers of this technology.

In addition, a new debate arises, in relation to the right of individuals to be disconnected, since in the future of the Internet of things disconnection will be a difficult option to guarantee.

What will the Internet of Things mean for law?

In view of the above, the Internet of Things will pose a great challenge for legislators, who will have to try to develop legal tools capable of regulating the complex reality that will arise.

In this regard, LAWYOU lawyers highlight that legislators will have to regulate in relation to privacy and design security, how to give consent and possibly reform and extend the information requirements to users.

In conclusion, from LAWYOU we consider that we are only at the beginning of the possibilities that this area can offer. Therefore, we will have to wait for the development of this innovation and prepare ourselves for the challenges it will bring.

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