Technology drives the world, with change at an unprecedented pace as the only constant. We are in the “Age of Acceleration,” where rapidly and continually emerging technological changes raise novel legal and policy issues that are not only important, but also important to get right. Gain the peripheral vision you need to spot and address key IoT issues.
Fenwick partner Kate Fritz will be participating on a panel title "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Connecting Legal Ethics to IoT" on September 13th.
Attorneys know that the powerful and indispensable devices and systems we choose to serve clients (laptops, tablets cellphones, WI-FI, etc.) raise ethical issues under the rules of professional responsibility, but we often overlook technology that is lurking nearby: our firm’s or home’s connected fish tank or smart refrigerator (the weakest link for hackers scouting the best attack vector?); personal assistants continually on alert (Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, etc.); sponge-like baby monitors, toys, games, and other gizmos picking up everything; security systems always watching and listening; and hundreds of other omnipresent connected devices. Under the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, lawyers’ ethical obligations apply in all technological contexts and also include a duty to keep up on technological advancements and their implications for clients. With great power comes great responsibility. This panel will help lawyers make the right connections to their ethical obligations and IoT.
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