Internet of Things: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 29, 2015   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the July 29, 2015 hearing entitled "Internet of Things," held before the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet of the House Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman Darrell E. Issa: "Throughout its short history, the Internet has been transformative and a powerful tool. It has shaped communication commerce worldwide. Technology, too, has proven to advance at rates that only Moore's law describes with a doubling of capacity so quickly that about the time you run out of your short warranty, you in fact have a product that can out-perform the one on your desk. But the Internet of Things, which broadly refers to a network connected real world items able to exchange data with each other and across existing network infrastructure is a newer portion of what now becomes the future of our lives and our communication in the 21st Century. […] [I]ssues like privacy and data security for these interoperable technologies become, not just something to talk about, but an area in which we in Congress play a large and potentially destructive role if we're not careful in the development of these technologies. Every day in America somewhere someone is being hacked and somewhere someone is finding out that their personally identifiable information has been compromised. Too often it in fact is the government who we hear it from, the government who controls, if you will, whether or not you can further secure your Internet of Things products or not." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gary Shapiro, Dean C. Garfield, Mitch Banwol, and Morgan Reed.

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