Emily Tabatabai Discusses Cybersecurity Risks of IoT


Orrick of counsel Emily Tabatabai, a founding member of our Cybersecurity & Data Privacy team, recently spoke with Law360 regarding cybersecurity and privacy predictions for 2018. Emily discussed the inherent privacy and security risks of smart home devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), underscoring the importance for device-makers to incorporate privacy- and security-by-design into their product development process.
“Everything is 'smart' these days — it's so rare that any device is going to hit the market that doesn't offer some kind of internet-connected component," Emily noted, adding, "These products bring with them a whole host of privacy and data security issues that have not been well addressed so far, so it will be interesting to see how regulators respond and the possibility of cyber incidents and litigation coming with respect to these products in 2018."