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Webinar 
Legal issues of the 
Internet of Things, 
wearable technologies and 
eHealth 
Global Outsourcing Association of L...
Internet of Things – definition 
"A proposed development of the Internet in which everyday 
objects have network connectiv...
But what is all about? 
Wearable Technologies 
eHealth and Telemedicine 
giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlap...
But not just that… 
giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 4
The IoT market in figures… 
$ 7.1 trillion in volume of sales 
giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 5
What legal issues? 
1. Data protection and privacy 
2. Telecom 
3. Life science obligations 
4. Liability of providers 
5....
Privacy - Processing of users' data 
 Which data protection law applies? 
 What consent and authorizations are required?...
Privacy - Actors, uses and when they apply 
 Relationship between the parties involved 
 buyer/sponsor 
 platform/cloud...
Privacy - Security and sanctions 
 What security measures shall be adopted? 
 strict measures depending on processed dat...
Telecom - What obligations? 
 Required telecom license? 
 Usage of allocated Spectrum for Internet of Things 
communicat...
Life science obligations 
 Is the software/hardware a medical device? 
 What obligations are triggered and how to treat ...
Liability of providers 
 Product liability 
 How to identify the entity liabie for the misuse? 
 How are the supplier a...
Intellectual property - What is patentable? 
 Battle for patents on wearable tech 
 Recent cross license agreements for ...
Cybercrime - What risk and liabilities? 
 Security measures required under privacy regulations 
 Internal policies on us...
Thank you! 
Giulio Coraggio 
DLA Piper Italy 
T +39 02 80 618 619 
M +39 334 68 81 147 
E giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com 
gi...
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Legal issues of the Internet of Things

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The presentation covers the main legal issues affecting technologies in the Internet of Things enviroment such as wearable technologies, ehealth devices, smarth home and smart city tools with reference to data protection, telecom, cybercrime, life sciences and regulatory matters.

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Legal issues of the Internet of Things

  1. 1. Webinar Legal issues of the Internet of Things, wearable technologies and eHealth Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL) Giulio Coraggio DLA Piper Italy giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com September 18, 2014
  2. 2. Internet of Things – definition "A proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data" (Oxford English Dictionary) giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 2
  3. 3. But what is all about? Wearable Technologies eHealth and Telemedicine giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 3
  4. 4. But not just that… giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 4
  5. 5. The IoT market in figures… $ 7.1 trillion in volume of sales giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 5
  6. 6. What legal issues? 1. Data protection and privacy 2. Telecom 3. Life science obligations 4. Liability of providers 5. Intellectual property 6. Cybercrime giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 6
  7. 7. Privacy - Processing of users' data  Which data protection law applies?  What consent and authorizations are required? and in the case of health or biometric data?  What data can be accessed? giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 7
  8. 8. Privacy - Actors, uses and when they apply  Relationship between the parties involved  buyer/sponsor  platform/cloud provider  entity collecting the data  Purposes of processing of data  Transfer of personal data outside the EEA  What are anonymous data? giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 8
  9. 9. Privacy - Security and sanctions  What security measures shall be adopted?  strict measures depending on processed data  data breach  Sanctions  fines  5% of the global group turnover  criminal penalties  claims  Investigations of Italian data protection authority on health and wellness applications giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 9
  10. 10. Telecom - What obligations?  Required telecom license?  Usage of allocated Spectrum for Internet of Things communications  Interconnection, interoperability and portability of the service  Numbering and addresses  Permanent roaming giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 10
  11. 11. Life science obligations  Is the software/hardware a medical device?  What obligations are triggered and how to treat upgrades?  Telemedicine  Licensing and reimbursement giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 11
  12. 12. Liability of providers  Product liability  How to identify the entity liabie for the misuse?  How are the supplier and the buyer protected? giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 12
  13. 13. Intellectual property - What is patentable?  Battle for patents on wearable tech  Recent cross license agreements for existing and new patents between Samsung and Google/Ericsson  Acquisition by Google of patents  Patentabillty of wearable "gestures"…  Recent Google US patent on "heart gesture" giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 13
  14. 14. Cybercrime - What risk and liabilities?  Security measures required under privacy regulations  Internal policies on usage of computer devices  Data breach  Potential corporate criminal liability  Internal code of conduct  Insurance coverage giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 14
  15. 15. Thank you! Giulio Coraggio DLA Piper Italy T +39 02 80 618 619 M +39 334 68 81 147 E giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com giulio.c Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper oraggio@dlapiper.com 15

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