Advances in AI technology and IoT are rapidly bringing connected and self-driving cars into our daily lives. To address the issues this new reality will bring, the European Data Protection Board has adopted draft guidelines on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications.

To
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By Guy Flynn & Lin Pang

“Smart buildings” are not just buildings equipped with separate applications that can turn on the lights in response to vocal instructions or adjust room temperatures as the weather changes. Rather, in a smart building, various systems – heating, ventilation, lighting and security – are
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By Paul Hemmersbaugh

The US Department of Transportation and the White House have released a new federal government automated vehicle policy guide, “Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0.”

The report describes research, policy, funding and other efforts by 38 different federal government agencies in support of
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By Tzung-bor (Chung) Wei

US regulation of autonomous vehicles remains nascent and dispersed. This fragmented environment means that states have emerged as important laboratories of democracy. Since 2011, when Nevada became the first state to authorize the operation of autonomous vehicles, more than 30 states have enacted legislation or issued
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Artificial intelligence is growing dramatically – it is not just a household word but a key part of many households, and it is also increasingly essential to business.

What do we see in the near term for AI?  How can businesses exploit potential AI-limiting legal issues? Is the AI the new electricity?

Here are our top three predictions on the future of AI and IoT.
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By Christoph Engelmann, Senior Associate, Hamburg

DLA Piper recently advised a client (Transatel) on a very interesting matter leading to the German telecommunications regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) issuing a landmark decision on the applicability of the Roaming Regulation on so-called 901 International Mobile Subscription Identities (IMSI). In this decision BNetzA
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Many regulations and related guidelines have been adopted during 2017’s first semester in relation to roaming services. However, it is not very clear whether connected devices and related IoT connectivity services fall within their scope.

Telecom operators providing cross-border roaming services to their end-users have been pretty busy recently navigating
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With the meteoric proliferation of “Internet of Things” (IOT) devices, there are an increasing number of innovators and inventors bringing “smart” products to market that capitalize on connectivity in ways never before imagined. While a great deal of resources are typically applied to research and development, marketing, production, distribution and
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