Watch: Fascinating panel on legal and privacy concerns for Big Data and the Internet of Things

In "It's a brave new world: Avoiding legal, privacy, and security snafus with big data and the IoT" -- a panel from last week's Strata+Hadoop World conference in San Jose, Alysa Z. Hutnik, a lawyer who specializes in consumer protection in privacy, data security, and advertising and Kristi Wolff, whose legal practice is on liability in food, dietary supplements, medical devices, and emerging health/wearable technology and privacy issues, present an extremely digestable and fascinating look into the lay of the regulatory land for data-collection and user privacy.

The panel is very practical and product-focused, aimed at paramaterizing the way that smart nerds can make new tech without ruining their users' lives or ending up being broken on the wheel of the American civil liability system.

The O'Reilly folks were kind enough to put the whole presentation in an embeddable Youtube clip, above.

As the number of smart devices and types of big data services (as well as the supporting mobile ecosystem) grow, the relevant legal risk and compliance questions continue to increase and evolve as well. Continuing education on these issues for consumers, developers, and industry players is key to determining a path forward that protects consumers without stifling innovation and convenience. For businesses in this space, this also means heeding legal warnings and incorporating appropriate privacy and security from the outset or else risk investigations and lawsuits by federal and state regulators, business partners, and customers. Alysa Hutnik and Kristi Wolff provide practical privacy, data security, and consumer protection dos and don’ts to help avoid becoming a legal target.

Topics include:

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Relevant legal case studies regarding the Internet of Things, big data, and mobile/online platforms

*An overview of legal obligations in this space

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Practical strategies and best practices to avoid becoming a legal target


It's a brave new world: Avoiding legal, privacy, and security snafus with big data and the IoT
[Alysa Z. Hutnik and Kristi Wolff/O'Reilly]