The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Legal Proceedings

This article explores how the so-called “Internet of Things” is going to revolutionize future litigation, most notably through the process of e-discovery and evidence presentation. The “Internet of Things” or IoT refers to the integration of web-connected devices into our daily lives. Through our electronics, we (and others who seek to obtain information about us) can track a vast array of information regarding our whereabouts, routines, preferences and communications. From a legal perspective, this has blown open an entire new wealth of information on potential parties and witnesses to law suits. For example, defendants in a criminal trial may be convicted or saved based on GPS data from their iPhones or other trackable devices. The information we can obtain from IoT can similarly further civil litigation proceedings and the process of e-discovery as well. For more information visit http://m.lawtechnologynews.com/module/alm/app/ltn.do#!/article/1731952994.

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