2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Internet of Things: Just Someone Else's Computer?

Friday, March 11
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 5
110 E 2nd St

The Internet of Things not only enables new technological possibilities; it forces us to confront and upend assumptions we have about our devices, our property, and our persons.

Embedding networked computers in a wider range of objects--not just tablets and phones, but cars, wearables, medical devices, appliances, and homes--generates data about consumers, and gives control over how the devices work and the data they generate to people outside the consumer's home.

Our laws and behaviors are built around personal control of personal property. But now that those devices are "smart," they can have "loyalties" to people other than their owners, in their code and in the law.

Hashtags: #sxsw #whoownsit


Andrea Matwyshyn at SXSW

Andrea Matwyshyn

Professor of Law

Northeastern University

Blake Farenthold

US Rep

US House of Representatives

Jen Ellis at SXSW

Jen Ellis

Sr Dir of Community & Public Affairs


Jen Ellis is the Vice President of Community and Public Affairs at Rapid7, a security data and analytics company. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 5,100 organizations, including 37% of the Fortune 10...

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Raza Panjwani at SXSW

Raza Panjwani

Policy Counsel

Public Knowledge


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