Amazon Key is still in the early stages yet there are so many questions of hacking, insurance risks and liability if problems were to occur during delivery.
This article is based on a presentation made during the Data Privacy Asia 2016 conference held on 9-11 November 2016. Author Karen Ngan is a commercial law partner at Simpson Grierson (New Zealand) . She co–heads the firm's information and communications technology group and its data protection and privacy group. In this article she discusses some of the challenges with dealing with 21st century privacy issues under a Privacy Act that is over 20 years old. She also covers some of the measures or practices that have been taken to address some of these challenges.
Smart devices are now a fact of life – they touch almost every part of our existence. Yet smart home devices have now further eroded our right to privacy. In this article we take a look at just how these devices have reduced our ability to resist an invasion of privacy - and just why we need to be aware of how that elusive goal of privacy is becoming even more difficult to attain.
New smart home devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home are raising numerous legal and privacy issues, primarily because they are recording conversations that you have in your daily life. If you wouldn’t want your friend recording one of your conversations, would you want a digital device doing the same? In this month's lead article, we examine the privacy issues with connected devices and look towards a future with artificial intelligence thrown into the mix.
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