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Product Liability and Digital Content - Serious Risk or Y2K?

Posted: 06-Jul-2016 10:09:14
Author: Emily Forrest

internet-of-things-iot.jpgTuesday 12 July 2016 | Breakfast Meeting: Product liability and digital content - serious risk or Y2K?

The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is growing at a substantial rate and internet enabled ‘smart objects’ are being used more frequently across a wide range of industries as a means of harnessing vasts amounts of data and intelligence.

The healthcare industry in particular has welcomed the emergence of Mobile Health technologies (or ‘M-Health’) to assist with the provision of their services and it won’t be long until driverless cars become a reality. 

It is difficult to predict the risks that will arise as a result of these emerging technologies. The rate at which the IoT is developing is faster than most regulatory industries ability to respond and the risks will only be exacerbated as the costs of technology fall and supply chains lengthen.

On the 12th July, IT Group expert Tony Sykes will take part in a roundtable at BLM exploring the potential for digital content to cause ‘damage’, and the consequences and issues that could arise if and when new digital technologies begin to fail. There will also be particular emphasis on the implementation of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which introduces new protection for consumers of digital content, how current insurance policies will respond to these risks and the types of expert evidence that could assist in unravelling the cause of a digital failure.

Amongst the panel will be members of the BLM Product Liability team and a senior Trading Standards Officer.

Time 8.15am - 10.00am              

Location BLM Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BL

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