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Title: The Internet of Torts
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is made up of a proliferation of internet-connected devices that many would consider everyday items. It presents unique challenges, granting companies unprecedented control over consumers’ use of property in ways that implicate consumer safety. Contract and tort law currently operate to shield companies from liability, but this 21st century version of harmful remote action is not adequately addressed by our 20th century civil liability regime.
About Rebecca Crootof
Rebecca Crootof is the Executive Director of the Information Society Project and a Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Dr. Crootof's primary areas of research include torts, international law, national security, and technology law; her written work explores questions stemming from the iterative relationship between law and technology, often in light of social changes sparked by increasingly autonomous systems, articial intelligence, cyberspace, robotics, and the Internet of Things.