The MER Experience
The 25th Year of Delivering Premier Electronic Records Management Education

Session 06: Preparing For Success in the Internet of Things Era

The Internet of Things (a.k.a. “IoT”) has exploded on the records management scene, with 50 billion devices expected to be in service by 2020. The IoT may be defined generally as internet connected computing devices and services that can communicate and interact with other devices in their own and other computing environments. IoT devices include but are not limited to enterprise management devices and services, medical devices, wearables, vehicles, infrastructure, environmental control and monitoring devices.

Can Records Management cope with the flood of information generated by the IoT’s increasingly disruptive influence? How does IoT information differ from “traditional” ESI? What ERM tools are available for the acquisition, storage, identification and preservation of IoT information?

In this session, learn why the IoT presents significant new challenges to ERM professionals, including :

  • How to identify and evaluate IoT information for proper incorporation into a document retention policy;
  • Electronic discovery challenges presented by IoT devices;
  • The identification, collection, preservation and production issues arising from ESI generated by IoT devices;
  • IoT privacy and product liability issues.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of IoT devices and services;
  • Identify issues to be addressed now by ERM professional to prepare for and address these challenges;
  • Learn how to approach IoT electronic discovery under the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure;
  • Understand how IoT product liability issues will have an impact on ERM policies and procedures.

Following the speakers’ presentations, there will be an extensive opportunity for Q&A.
Speakers: Steven Teppler,Esq., Erik Laykin