Jusletter IT

Internet of Things – 7 June 2018

Dear readers

At irregular intervals and between the regular issues, articles, podcasts and important information are published in Jusletter IT Flash. Today’s issue is dedicated to the topic of Internet of Things (IoT).

The IoT is increasingly becoming a reality and more and more frequently also includes everyday objects. Dominic N. Staiger addresses the challenges for data protection in the context of IoT. Stephan C. Brunner focuses on the question if and how cyber security can be ensured for these IoT devices and evaluates if there is a need for action and innovation.

eCall systems are by now obligatory for most of new passenger vehicles manufactured in Europe. The system sends a signal to emergency services and provides, amongst others, information on the exact location of an accident. Coran Darling expresses privacy concerns associated with this technology.

The importance of ownership is on decline in the digital age and is replaced by access rights and similar concept. IoT devices are nevertheless still acquired by means of sales contracts. Rolf H. Weber explains the complexity of contractual relationships in a multi party network and highlights the various legal relations that could arise. Christiane Wendehorst analyzes how the networking of objects causes an undermining of the traditional concept of ownership.

We wish you a fascinating reading!

On our own behalf: On 4 May 2018, the 4th Weblaw Forum LegalTech «Taten statt Worte» took place. On 4 June 2018, the special issue with the digital conference proceedings and with podcasts from the event was published in Jusletter. We wish you a pleasurable reading and listening! For the next Weblaw Forum, you can already save the date of 16 May 2018.