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In the Internet of Things (IoT) era, online activities are no longer limited to desktop or laptop computers, smartphones and tablets. Instead, these activities now include ordinary tasks, such as using an internet-connected refrigerator or washing machine. At the same time, the IoT provides unlimited opportunities for household objects to serve as surveillance devices that continually monitor, collect and process vast quantities of our data. In this work, Stacy-Ann Elvy critically examines the consumer implications of the IoT through the lens of commercial law and privacy and security law. The book provides various legal solutions to remedy inadequacies in the law that could help to usher in a more robust commercial law of privacy and security that better protects consumer interests.
Stacy-Ann Elvy is a Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California, Davis School of Law. Her research focuses on “the commercial law of privacy” and its relationship to emerging technology, and human rights law. Professor Elvy’s forthcoming book, A COMMERCIAL LAW OF PRIVACY AND SECURITY FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS (Cambridge University Press 2021), explores the consumer and legal implications of the Internet of Things. Professor Elvy is an adviser to the American Law Institute’s Principles for a Data Economy project. In 2021, she was selected to serve as a contributing peer review editor for the technology law section of the online legal journal Jotwell.
Several of her articles have been identified and peer reviewed by distinguished legal scholars as some of the best scholarship relating to commercial law and privacy law. Her scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in leading legal journals and books, including the Columbia Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, The Cambridge Handbook on Artificial Intelligence and the Law (Cambridge University Press), Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence (Edward Elgar Press), Emory International Law Review, and the University of Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, to name a few.
She has written several articles and presented at various conferences and roundtables evaluating the Internet of Things, including serving as an invited speaker at the Centre for European Policy Studies Ideas Lab Conference in Belgium and an exclusive Internet of Things roundtable held by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security.
In 2019, Professor Elvy received both the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award and the UC Davis CAMPSSAH Faculty Scholar Award. In 2017, Professor Elvy was selected to serve as the Vice Chair of the Article 2 Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the American Bar Association. In 2016, she received the Rising Legal Star Award from the New York Law Journal after being selected from a field of nearly 300 nominees of New York lawyers age 40 or younger.
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