March 2018 Revisions, edition 1.2.
Technological innovation moves humankind forward and the law follows. This book provides a cohesive and comprehensive look at the law of emerging technologies by examining selected technologies and guidance, standards, statutes, and cases in the United States and Europe. After a brief history of technology’s intersection with the law and a framework for understanding any emerging technology, it discusses and analyzes selected emerging technologies.
The technologies presented are: social media, sharing economy, crowdfunding, mobile computing, BYOD, cloud computing, digital identity, digital authentication, biometrics, critical infrastructure, smart grids, smart meters, the Internet of Things (including smart homes, smart cities, industrial Internet, connected cars, driverless vehicles, smart appliances), Big Data, virtual currencies, blockchain/distributed ledgers, smart contracts, electronic health records, telemedicine, robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, wearables, mobile health devices/apps, drones, augmented reality, and mobile payments.
The book’s audience comprises lawyers new to emerging technologies law including law students, lawyers updating their knowledge on the latest technologies, guidance, statutes and cases, and lawyers desiring a U.S.-EU comparative legal perspective on emerging technologies law.
Completely up-to-date to March 2018
with the latest developments, this book comprehensively surveys the area of emerging technologies law, working seamlessly with its companion book: Information and Internet Law: Global Practice.
Bringing a unique and global perspective to explain a complex topic, the author has written numerous books on legal technology and legal history, teaches U.S.-EU comparative information, Internet, and emerging technologies law, and has worked worked in complementary disciplines across the major areas of the world. This book is the result of those many years of experience and insight.