American businesses are presented with great economic opportunities as connected devices—often referred to as the Internet of Things—quickly become integrated into consumers’ daily lives. However, these opportunities are accompanied by new legal risks; for example, class action lawsuits have alleged that connected products were inadequately secured against cyber threats or violated user privacy. Against this

As cars and trucks incorporate increasingly sophisticated automation features, the automotive industry must confront the approaching challenge of designing fully autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads. Industry participants—vehicle manufacturers, their suppliers and dealers—will need to think disruptively to mitigate the risks inherent in such a revolutionary shift. This Legal Update by members of Mayer