Written by attorney Donald A Pumphrey Jr. | Feb 9, 2017

How the “Internet of Things” Could Become a Liability

A look into the legal complications caused by "smart" technology.

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[1] Zuzanna Sitek & Dillon Thomas, Bentonville PD Says Man Strangled, Drowned Former Georgia Officer, 5 News-KSFM (Feb. 23, 2016 8:40AM), [2] Id. [3] Elliot C. McLaughlin, Alexa, can you help with this murder case?, CNN News (Dec. 28, 2016 3:13PM), [4] Id. [5] Id. [6] Id. [7] Chris Smith, Here’s how to delete all the voice recordings Amazon Echo and Google Home secretly store, Boy Genius Report (Dec. 30, 2016 8:27AM) [8] McLaughlin, supra note 3. [9] Id. [10] Id. [11] Id. [12] Samuel Gibbs, Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission, The Guardian (June 23, 2015 8:27AM) [13] Stat Counter, Top 9 Browsers from Dec 2008 to Nov 2016, [14] Gibbs, supra note 12. [15] Letter from Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center, to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, July 10, 2015, (addressing concern over “always on” devices and the legal ramifications for holding onto this information). [16] McLaughlin, supra note 3. [17] Rotenberg, supra note 15. [18] Bus. Wire, Amazon Introduces the Alexa Skills Kit—A Free SDK for Developers (June 25, 2015 9:03AM), [19] Rotenberg, supra note 15. [20] Fed. R. Evid. 401. [21] Id, at 801(2). [22] McLaughlin, supra note 3. [23] Id

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