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A Commercial Law of Privacy and Security for the Internet of Things

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  • Date Published: July 2021
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108741781

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  • In the Internet of Things (IoT) era, online activities are no longer limited to desktop or laptop computers, smartphones and tablets. Instead, these activities now include ordinary tasks, such as using an internet-connected refrigerator or washing machine. At the same time, the IoT provides unlimited opportunities for household objects to serve as surveillance devices that continually monitor, collect and process vast quantities of our data. In this work, Stacy-Ann Elvy critically examines the consumer ramifications of the IoT through the lens of commercial law and privacy and security law. The book provides concrete legal solutions to remedy inadequacies in the law that will help usher in a more robust commercial law of privacy and security that protects consumer interests.

    • Presents a detailed overview of what the Internet of Things (IoT) means for individuals and society, including the use of IoT devices in COVID-19 pandemic response efforts
    • Proposes a comprehensive approach to addressing inadequacies found in various sources of privacy and security law and commercial law at both the federal and state level, including a new theory of products liability law
    • Offers three non-exhaustive reasons that, in combination, could explain the seeming disconnect between commercial law and privacy law.
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108741781
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.504kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Privacy in the IoT World
    2. IoT Security Failures
    3. The Current Privacy and Data Security Legal Landscape
    4. Commercial Law's Consent Problem
    5. Products Liability in the IoT Age
    6. Digital Domination in Consumer Lending Transactions
    7. Consumer Data in Corporate Transactions
    8. Establishing Baseline Privacy and Security Frameworks
    9 Towards a Robust Commercial Law of Privacy and Security.

  • Author

    Stacy-Ann Elvy, University of California, Davis
    Stacy-Ann Elvy is a Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California, Davis School of Law. She is an expert on commercial law and its relationship to emerging technology, and she teaches courses on commercial law, privacy law and information security law. Her scholarship has been published in leading legal journals and books, including the Columbia Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence, and the University of Michigan Journal of Gender and Law. In 2019, Professor Elvy received both the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award and the UC Davis CAMPSSAH Faculty Scholar Award. She is also an adviser to the American Law Institute's Principles for a Data Economy project and received the Rising Legal Star Award from the New York Law Journal in 2016.

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