Chris Ballod Quoted in Two Legaltech News Articles Discussing IoT

Philadelphia, Penn. (January 14, 2020) – Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Partner Christopher Ballod was recently quoted in two Legaltech News articles on the Internet of Things (IoT), smart camera hackers, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Legaltech’s article, “Smart Camera Hacks Boost Privacy Concerns—But Not a Firm's Bottom Line,” released January 8th, discusses the evolving problems related to “smart homes” security cameras, specifically Amazon’s Ring system, and how attorneys should handle invasion of privacy matters.

“What are the actual damages in an invasion of privacy case where somebody gets a hold of your Ring device and might say some terrible things so you take the battery out?, That’s hard to figure out,” Mr. Ballod asks.

Read more about this in the full article here.

On January 14, Mr. Ballod was also quoted in Legaltech’s “IoT Security Laws Could Remain Privacy's Plucky Understudy for a While,” discussing California’s new IoT security law and how existing CCPA legislation may affect it.

“I do think existing laws are already going a long way towards leading companies to evaluating their security framework and to push it forward,” said Mr. Ballod. “It would be curious to see a lot of these [IoT] laws popping up.”

You can view the full article here.

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