Privacy and the Internet of Things
Guest speaker is Mandy Woodland
Thursday, Feb 5th, 2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) is colossal, and growing. According to a January 2014 research report from Raymond James & Associates, today 80 "things" – including consumer electronics, machine tools, industrial equipment, cars, and appliances – connect to the Internet for the first time every second. By 2020 this will expand to 250 new devices every second. While there are many benefits to this connectedness, it also presents serious security and data privacy challenges.
Mandy is a commercial lawyer with a focus on privacy and technology, and owner of Mandy Woodland Law in St. John's, NL - a virtual law firm providing flat rate services and part-time in-house counsel services both on- and off-site for clients. She acts as a business partner, providing legal services and advice to companies and individuals at all stages from startup through growth and exit. Mandy is past-Chair of the national Canadian Bar Association Privacy & Access Law Section, provincial CBA section chair in NL, and is currently Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries. She is a member of IT.CAN and ITechLaw, and speaks regularly on the intersections of law and technology.