Who is liable when the Internet of Things goes wrong?

19 Oct 2015

Technological developments continue at great pace, with the aim of making our day to day lives easier and while the prospect of driverless cars, digital health and smart homes is exciting, who would be liable if things go wrong? BLM partners Tim Smith and Jim Sherwood discuss these issues in Information Age.

“While insurers may limit their cyber exposure in general liability policies, liability arising as the result of a defect or fitness-for-purpose issue may trigger cover.

“Establishing how and why a software or component fault occurred poses fresh challenges. As with most product liability disputes, the outcome may hinge upon the credibility and industry knowledge of the experts involved.

“Expert disciplines are developing fast to match the need to gather and analyse forensic evidence in indemnity and liability investigations.”

You can read the article in full on the Information Age website.

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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to customers of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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