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Chamber of Commerce’s C_TEC Urges Government “Think Big” on IoT

Chamber of Commerce’s C_TEC Urges Government “Think Big” on IoT

This article is co-authored by Megan Brown and Umair Javed

Wiley Rein today helped the Chamber of Commerce’s C-TEC advocate for pro-innovation policies that can advance the Internet of Things.  In comments filed in an NTIA proceeding about the role of IoT in the economy, C_TEC urges the government to:

  • Promote data–driven decisions and consistent, broad definitions that recognize the diversity of IoT;
  • Promote global, voluntary and open industry-led standards, supporting interoperability and the free flow of information;
  • Promote security through partnerships, education, and reduction of liability risk; and
  • Remove barriers to infrastructure deployment and avoiding regulation and fragmentation.

IoT is poised to transform our economy, as innovators are building services and products that can change the way we share information and interact with our environment.  Government can promote investment and innovation by actively seeking ways to remove barriers, whether they are arise from a patchwork of state laws or fears about lawsuits over security concerns. 

You can find C_TEC’s comments here.

C_TEC and the Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform are also leading an event, Emerging Technologies and Torts of the Future, in California later this month on IoT and innovation.  Megan Brown will be speaking at it.  Info is available here.

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