It’s a smart phone, a smart watch, a smart car, and even a smart oven. It’s the Internet of Things (IoT) and, unless you live under a rock, it’s taking over your life. (Even if you do live under a rock, Google Earth has probably captured a photo of you coming and going to forage for food.)
IoT is contributing significantly to big data—and often, that data is coming into the spotlight in the unending search for justice. Civilly, this means suits are settled or litigated with the benefit of emails, structured data, and social media evidence that can verify timelines and prove intent.