Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

The Legal Implications of the Internet of Things

19 July 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30

Chatham House, London


Sarah Cameron, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons LLP
Cerys Wynn Davis, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP
Chair: Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House



The industrial internet of things (IOT) is likely to be a major driver of growth in manufacturing, intelligent transportation, utilities, health, smart cities, retail and agriculture. There is a huge potential benefit to the economy from IOT and many wider benefits for the community in terms of improved transport, health, air pollution and energy savings.

Integrated services provided by multiple partners, collaborative ventures and new business models will give rise to legal challenges and legal relationships will need to be addressed between the parties as will liability, IP, privacy, security, insurance and other regulatory issues.

This session will look at some of the legal implications of the IOT and see how they may differ or increase in complexity compared to more traditional scenarios and business ecosystems.

This event is part of a series on the 'Internet of Things' sponsored by AIG.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. 

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.