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Wiley Rein Launches Innovative Podcast on IoT Law and Policy

September 12, 2018

Washington, DC — Today Wiley Rein LLP announced the launch of Wiley Connected, an innovative podcast exploring the fast-developing legal, regulatory, and business complexities surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT). Under the broad Wiley Connected umbrella, the firm will produce podcasts in a variety of lengths and formats as new or interesting issues pop up in the world of connected tech.

Today’s episode of Wiley Connected, “Why Tech Companies Should Care About the NDAA’s New Provisions,” features Megan L. Brown, partner in the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) Practice, who counsels clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues; Nova J. Daly, senior public policy advisor in the International Trade Practice, who represents clients before CFIUS and on Team Telecom matters; and TMT associate Michael L. Diakiwski. They discuss the National Defense Authorization Act’s (NDAA) provisions and recommendations, and the implications for all industries.

“As the IoT revolutionizes people’s daily lives through the use of connected cars, connected health, unmanned aircraft systems, and other innovations, it has created unprecedented privacy and security challenges,” said Ms. Brown, co-leader of Wiley Rein’s IoT Practice and also a member of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity, Appellate, and Litigation practices. “We believe our podcasts will spark discussion and provide invaluable insight for clients in a range of industries.”

Wiley Connected features attorneys and policy advisors from the firm’s TMT, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Health Care, Insurance, and International Trade practices, along with other special guests, who address a range of regulatory, litigation, and policy aspects of diverse IoT subjects. In the inaugural Wiley Connected episode – which aired earlier this summer – associate Sara M. Baxenberg and partner Joshua S. Turner discuss law and policy issues affecting unmanned aerial systems as part of their recurring series, “Sara and Josh Talk About Drones.”  

Inspired by the firm’s successful WileyConnect blog, Wiley Connected podcast topics have included: 1) the legal issues surrounding interfering with or shooting down commercial or recreational drones; 2) key takeaways on cybersecurity, connected tech, and infrastructure risk from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity Summit held in New York City this summer; and 3) the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Carpenter v. United States on telecommunications providers, ISPs, and other IoT industry companies.

Wiley Rein is uniquely positioned to serve clients in the emerging IoT industry. The firm’s Wireless Practice, part of the overall TMT Practice, is a leader in the area of connected devices, helping clients develop “bring to market,” licensing, and compliance strategies for connected devices of all kinds. Wiley Rein also has extensive experience throughout its practices advocating before all federal agencies with interest in IoT, and on the Hill. Both as a thought leader and as legal counsel to companies and organizations focused on innovative technology, Wiley Rein has played a key role in shaping the discussion of emerging IoT issues and the development of IoT-related policy.

To hear recent Wiley Connected podcasts, please click here.

Listeners may subscribe, rate, and leave reviews for Wiley Connected on iTunes and SoundCloud

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Patricia O'Connell
Senior Communications Manager

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