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Kirk Nahra Discusses FTC Report on the “Internet of Things”

February 2, 2015

Kirk J. Nahra, chair of Wiley Rein’s Privacy Practice and co-chair of the Health Care Practice, was quoted in a January 29 Law360 article, discussing a report released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week, which detailed privacy and security expectations for companies that develop devices connected to the “Internet of Things.”

Mr. Nahra weighed in on how the “Internet of Things” report would affect the industry. “The Internet of Things report is a really useful step forward in thinking about new privacy and data security issues that are arising with the growth of new technology,” Mr. Nahra said. “It focuses attention on how data  is being created, analyzed and distributed from a wide range of new  sources, [and] it will be thrown into the mix of debate about new legislation or regulations,” Mr. Nahra added.

Mr. Nahra noted that “the main ‘lesson learned’ for  companies—in all industries and  for all data—is to understand the implications of the data you are using, and to be smart and fair in thinking about how you collect, analyze and  distribute this information.”