Tech Talk: IoT Liability, ICE Those License Plate Readers

Written by Brian Wesolowski

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CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud iTunes, and Google Play.

Almost everything is connected to the internet today, from household devices to traffic lights. What happens when these Internet of Things devices cause real harm, whether it’s damage to your home or the disruption of a critical service at a hospital? When it comes to liability for the Internet of Things, there are not easy answers, but CDT’s Benjamin Dean will help us try to find some. 

And we’ll also tackle the many questions around how the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency or ICE is using data from license plate readers across the country. CDT has filed a FOIA request for information about a contract ICE awarded to a private company that provides subscription access to  a massive license plate database. What does the public need to know about ICE’s practices? A lot, and CDT Fellow Mana Azarmi tells us why.

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