The Internet of Things refers to sensor-based, interactive technology on everyday items, from toys to cars to home security systems. While the IoT can make life easier and connect users with other people, it also creates security and privacy risks.

Womble Bond Dickinson lawyer Ted Claypoole has written extensively on IoT privacy and security issues, and on Jan. 16, he discussed “IoT Law and Risks” with members of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Compliance and Ethics Committee. More than 130 in-house attorneys pre-registered for Claypoole’s presentation.

Womble Bond Dickinson is the long-time sponsor of the ACC Compliance and Ethics Committee

Ted Claypoole is a senior member of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leads the firm's Privacy and Data Protection Industry Team. He negotiates and prepares data management, business process outsourcing and e-commerce agreements for his clients. Claypoole routinely talks to business and legal associations across the country on data security issues and is a frequent author on the topic.