IoE, Connecting Regulation to Risk

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:00 am9:30 am

Travis LeBlanc, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP


There is no denying the massive benefits that internet-connected devices can provide. But, along with smart products, the Internet of Things brings attendant risks to privacy, cybersecurity, and even physical safety. These risks have only multiplied as the number of internet-connected devices has grown enormously over the last two decades. And—unsurprisingly, given this explosive growth—policymakers, consumers, and even the tech industry have not yet caught up with the privacy and security challenges raised by the Internet of Things. This talk will examine the vulnerabilities that internet-connected devices introduce, the roadblocks that make it difficult to address these challenges, and the possibilities for creative policymaking that can mitigate the risks.

Travis LeBlanc, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Travis is a leading authority on consumer protection, cybersecurity, privacy, telecommunications, and the regulation of emerging and disruptive technologies. Drawing on his broad experience in federal and state government, he helps clients manage their litigation, regulatory risk, and strategic responses to government enforcement efforts, including the growing number of enforcement matters before state attorneys general. Travis also advises clients on crisis response, internal investigations, and compliance. In August 2017, Travis was selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission as an arbitrator for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

@inproceedings {208189,
author = {Travis LeBlanc},
title = {{IoE}, Connecting Regulation to Risk},
booktitle = {Enigma 2018 (Enigma 2018)},
year = {2018},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jan

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