Internet of Things (IoT) 2020 Virtual National Institute

Hosted By: ABA

IoT: An Existential Threat to Ethics?

Continually emerging technology and 24/7 connectivity are raising ethical issues for everyone — especially lawyers. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct make clear that lawyers’ duties not only apply in all technological contexts but also specifically include a duty to keep up on technological advancements and their implications for clients. The recent ABA Formal Opinion 483 (lawyer obligations regarding a cyber breach/attack) deserves special consideration in an IoT world where everything is connected … and vulnerable. The pace of technological innovation and new digital business models seems to track Moore’s Law, thereby making the task of staying abreast of developments even more challenging. Likewise, with mobile devices and smart technology generating an endless stream of information, attorneys must consider how to advise clients about discovery and use of such information (including data analytics). This highly interactive panel will explore these issues and help attendees address threats to ethical obligations.

Fenwick litigation partner Kate Fritz and Merri Baldwin of Rogers Joseph O'Donnell will speak during this panel on Wednesday, September 23, at 1:15 PDT.

Full schedule can be found here.