How Internet Of Things Will Change Product Liability

Product liability could look very different in the future once the Internet of Things (IoT) connects a variety of insured household and business products, Clyde and Co. litigator Prachi Shah told Canadian Underwriter Friday. In existing IoT literature, we hear a lot about cybersecurity and privacy concerns, but what about the impact of IoT on civil liability? “If our devices can talk to each other and to us, and can then function — and malfunction — without physical intervention by a human, who is liable when something goes wrong?” Shah asks in a recent blog piece.

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