New supply-chain insights, new supply-chain lawsuits

I am cautioning my clients to be very thoughtful about the information collected and the security risks of IoT systems.


In addition to myriad other benefits, the Internet of Things enables more extensive transaction records and greater traceability of data, adding to the ways attorneys and clients can mine information in support of supply-chain cases. This repository of evidence can be audited, of course, and is subject to discovery and disclosure obligations. It may be used against enterprises in legal battles. In this sense, the Internet of Things presents both an opportunity and a dilemma for supply-chain-information management. Here we explore this changing legal landscape with Rosemary Coates, president of Rosemary Coates BlueSilk Consulting, and Sarah Rathke, partner with Squire…

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