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The Internet of Things: Potential Liability When Refrigerators Speak to Pacemakers

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Venue: Seattle Room / Dorsey & Whitney  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $35.00


Deadline to Register: May 16, 2014
Register now by clicking on the "Register" button at the bottom of this page


Many disparate devices can currently interact, and that intelligent interconnectivity will expand to many more previously “dumb” devices. For example, Internet-enabled thermostats and smoke detectors can currently work together to regulate whole-house temperature and to Tweet users which room may be on fire.  Cloud-based services like If This Then That (IFTTT) can work with intelligent devices to greet homeowners by automatically unlocking doors.  Many of these devices have the potential to be hacked or to malfunction, so they will need periodic software updates to address new defects and security concerns.  Notably, some devices with undisclosed connectivity are feeding data to third parties, like a car manufacturer, an insurance company, or the government.  A litigator and a professor will discuss the potential legal implications of the ever-expanding Internet of Things.


5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Social Hour
6:00 – 6:15 p.m.  Section Annual Meeting
6:15 – 7:15 p.m.  CLE


Dorsey & Whitney LLP
50 S Sixth St #1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402


Christina L. Kunz, Professor Emerita at William Mitchell College of Law, focusing on contracts, commercial law, and technology law 

Damien A. Riehl, attorney at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., focusing on business litigation, intellectual-property litigation, and technology law.

CLE Credits:  
1.0 Standard CLE credit applied for | Event Code: 190813




 2014-2015 Section Council Elections:

The 2014-2015 slate of Officers and Council members for the Computer & Technology Law Section as recommended and nominated by the Elections Committee is available here. Please either vote for the slate in its entirety or, alternatively, vote for your choice of candidates or write-in the name of other candidates on the lines provided. Please bring your completed ballot to the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.  If you will not be attending the Annual Meeting, please follow the ballot instructions below.

Ballot instructions for those NOT attending the Annual Meeting:

Place scan and email your ballot to Tram Nguyen at or fax it to her attention at 612-333-4927. If you wish to send a secret ballot, place your ballot into an unmarked envelope and place it into another envelope addressed to Tram Nguyen c/o MSBA, 600 Nicollet Mall, #380, Minneapolis, MN 55402 by Monday, May 19, 2014.



Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate that you will attend by teleconference when registering. Teleconferencing instructions will be sent via e-mail on Monday, May 19, 2014.


Cost (includes dinner):
CTLS Members: FREE
MSBA Members (but not CTLS members): $15
Non-MSBA Members: $35
Law Students: FREE


Join the Computer and Technology Law Section and attend the CLE for FREE : $30.00

MSBA Members who are not members of the Children and the Law Section can join the section and attend this CLE for FREE.  Your section membership will expire on June 30, 2015. This offer is not available using online registration. Please call Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316 to take advantage of this offer.


Deadline to Register:  May 16, 2014
Register now by clicking on the "Register" button at the bottom of this page

To pay by check, use the registration form located here.
Need to cancel? Please see our
cancellation policy .
Questions? Contact:

Tram Nguyen | | 612-278-6316


No sessions have been associated with this event.