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Just released a short new report with my Mercatus Center colleague Andrea Castillo on "Projecting the Growth and Economic Impact of the Internet of Things." We examine the explosion of IoT technologies across many sectors and survey the various estimates of its expected future growth. Even if future IoT growth is only a fraction of these projections, the result will be staggering economic innovation opportunities. Every sector of the economy will be affected.

http://mercatus.org/publication/projecting-growth-and-economic-impact-internet-things
Share · Print · Email. The next big wave of data-driven technological innovation will connect physical devices embedded with tiny computing devices to the Internet in an effort to seamlessly improve the measurements, communications, flexibility, and customization of our daily needs and ...
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Panic is in the air... Technopanics, that is. These are just a few of the books on my desk I've been meaning to get to. The astonishing thing about most of these folks is that they have seemingly zero faith in humanity's ability to adapt to technological change, even though we have done so again and again. I wrote a long essay about that here: 

https://medium.com/tech-liberation/muddling-through-how-we-learn-to-cope-with-technological-change-6282d0d342a6
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Just now released: Final version of my massive (118-page!) law review article, "The Internet of Things and Wearable Technology: Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns without Derailing Innovation." It was published today by the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology (Vol. 21, Issue 2). I put a lot of work into this thing.
DownloadPDF. Cite as: Adam Thierer, The Internet of Things and Wearable Technology: Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns without Derailing Innovation, 21 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 6 (2015), http://jolt.richmond.edu/v21i2/article6.pdf. Adam D. Thierer* ...
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Here's my testimony at today's Senate Commerce hearing on Internet of Things issues: 

http://techliberation.com/2015/02/11/my-testimony-for-senate-internet-of-things-hearing/
This morning at 9:45, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is holding a full committee hearing entitled, “The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things.” According ...
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Are you interested in technology policy and want to advance liberty in this field? Well, +Eli Dourado has a message for you!
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And so the DRM wars come to the world of drones...
I suppose it was inevitable that the DRM wars would come to the world of drones. Reporting for the Wall Street Journal today, Jack Nicas notes that: In response to the drone crash at the White Hous...
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I've just released two new reports dealing with the regulation of the sharing economy. The first is a 20-page filing to the FTC for its June 9th workshop on sharing economy issues. (I'll be testifying). The 2nd new report is a 47-page paper entitled, “How the Internet, the Sharing Economy, and Reputational Feedback Mechanisms Solve the ‘Lemons Problem.'” I've summarized both reports in this blog post:

http://techliberation.com/2015/05/26/new-filing-working-paper-on-the-regulation-of-the-sharing-economy/
Along with colleagues at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, I am releasing two major new reports today dealing with the regulation of the sharing economy. The first report is a 20-page...
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some quick initial thoughts on the Obama Administration’s “Privacy Bill of Rights” proposal, which was just released this afternoon...

http://techliberation.com/2015/02/27/initial-thoughts-on-obama-administrations-privacy-bill-of-rights-proposal/
The Obama Administration has just released a draft “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015.” Generally speaking, the bill aims to translate fair information practice principles (FIPPs) -- whic...
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+Adam Thierer I suspect there were no recommendations regarding third-party doctrine and expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment.
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some thoughts on that new Markey report on connected car hacking, as well as that "60 Minutes" report on Sunday night on related issues. 
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The Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing next Wednesday on "The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things." I'll be testifying. 
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will convene a full committee hearing, “The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things.” The hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Following last week's Open Internet hearing, this upcoming ...
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Free the drones...
Farhad Manjoo's latest New York Times column, "Giving the Drone Industry the Leeway to Innovate," discusses how the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) current regulatory morass continues to th...
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a few thoughts on the FTC's new Internet of Things staff report... (well, 4,000 words of thoughts!)

http://techliberation.com/2015/01/28/some-initial-thoughts-on-the-ftc-internet-of-things-report/
Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its long-awaited report on “The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World.” The 55-page report is the result of a lengthy ...
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researcher at the Mercatus Center [http://mercatus.org] where I monitor high-tech policy, cyberlaw & digital economics. Also blog at http://techliberation.com
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I am a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center [http://mercatus.org] where I monitor high-technology policy, cyberlaw developments, and digital economics. I have authored, co-authored, or edited 7 books on issues ranging from intellectual property, online child safety, Internet governance, federalism in high-technology markets, and the regulation of network industries. I blog at the Technology Liberation Front [http://techliberation.com] and write a weekly column for Forbes [http://blogs.forbes.com/adamthierer].
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  • Indiana University
  • University of Maryland
  • Boston University
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