Security and Privacy Challenges of Connected Toys: Can you trust your children’s new best friends?
Connected toys can bring a range of benefits to both parent and child, but there are also rising concerns with regards to security and privacy.
In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, popular toys amongst children would have included, ‘Furby’, the robotic owl-like creature, that would speak to its user, with its own language, or Tamagotchi, a digital pet that you could feed, play games with and take care of. Children’s toys today have greatly evolved, not only being digital but incorporating a range of features that make them highly interactive. These toys can now come equipped with cameras, sensors, and microphones, but most importantly, they are connected to the internet. There is a range of variations in this new category of toys ranging from “My friend Cayla”, to “The Dino”, and “Hello Barbie”. Through the use of wi-fi and speech recognition, the new Barbie doll can now speak to its users, continually learning from the voice recording they collect and progressively adapting their responses. Similarly, “My friend Cayla”, can also talk with its user, as well as read stories and play games, through the use of an application downloadable on android or IOS system. “Teddy the Guardian”, is geared for use by infants, devised to teach children to maintain a good posture and healthy life.
It can measure a child’s temperature, and even check their heart rate and oxygen saturation. Although less interactive with the child, the toy enables parents to keep track of their children’s safety, even when they are not at close proximity.
19 Mar 2018Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Students Experience
Challenges and trends for the XXI century lawyer
The International Bar Association (IBA) Young Lawyers´ Committee has partnered with IE Law School to launch a Young Lawyers´ Training Course on ...
23 Feb 2018Clinical Education, Global, Comparative and European Law, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills
How IE Law School prepares tomorrow’s greatest leaders in global law
Our law students are part of a vibrant, global and diverse community, and have access to infinite learning opportunities throughout their studies.
20 Feb 2018Global, Comparative and European Law, Students Experience
Norberto Andrade on Policy, Privacy and Artificial Intelligence in Facebook
Our LLM and Bachelor students concluded the month of January with an interesting conference held by Dr. Norberto Andrade, Privacy and Public Policy ...
08 Feb 2018Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News, Students Experience
IE Law School students at LWOW KickOff in Switzerland
Our Bachelor of Laws students participating in the Law Without Walls (LWOW) program this year, lived an engaging, enlightening and exciting weekend at the KickOff at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Every year LWOW kicks-off with two days of intensive idea generation, teambuilding, personality assessments, and other exercises that challenge the talents and vision of more than 100 students from around the world. In this community, LWOW seeks to transcend cultural divides and embrace our global mission: innovate solutions, hackathon style, to challenges and problems in legal education and practice.
This year the KickOff took place in the University of St. Gallen, where students from 28 top law and business schools worldwide gathered for the weekend of January 13th and 14th to prepare themselves for the LWOW experience. This exciting weekend was the first part of a four-month program in which students engage with leading practitioners and mentors from across the globe through weekly virtual mentoring sessions to create a project of worth that proposes a solution to a real-life problem regarding the legal marketplace. The LWOW experience will end with the “ConPosium” in the University of Miami where the students will present their projects in front of a panel consisting of venture capitalists and multidisciplinary judges. Results will be judged on the basis of the creativity, viability and substance of the projects.
IE Law School students, Pedro Gil and Aïda Mekouar, participating in the LWOW program this year, to St. Gallen to be part of the exciting LWOW KickOff this year.
05 Feb 2018News, Students Experience
Towards the Evolution of Laws Regulating International Aspects of IPOs
The past few years have seen considerable changes in the regulation of initial public offerings. However, legal uncertainty is generated by the lack ...
30 Jan 2018Faculty, Global, Comparative and European Law, Law, Politics and Economics
Call for applications for the XII edition of the José María Cervelló Business Law Awards
IE Law School and ONTIER are calling candidates for the José María Cervelló Business Law Awards. The topic of this year’s work is ...
14 Jan 2018Business and Corporate Law, News
The Prohibition of Single-Firm Market Abuses: US Monopolization versus EU Abuse of Dominance
This article looks at the commonalities and disparities in the rules against single-firm market abuses in the US and in the EU and their enforcement. ...
09 Jan 2018Business and Corporate Law, Faculty
Erika Pagano: “My greatest joy is seeing students realize their full potential”
Erika Pagano, Director of LawWithoutWalls, studies the impact of creativity and technology in the changing legal landscape. In this interview, she ...
20 Dec 2017Faculty, Global, Comparative and European Law, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills, News
Why study the Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics?
The strength of this innovative program comes from the special courses designed to integrate the three disciplines: politics, law and economics.
Without a doubt, societies are becoming increasingly complex. These changes have created a need for individuals who understand how political, legal and economic systems interact on the global stage. Rooted in the successful PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) interdisciplinary model first offered at the University of Oxford, our PLE (Politics, Law and Economics) degree is aimed at students who are eager to blur the lines between disciplines and comprehend the role they jointly play in developing strategic solutions for organizations.
The strength of this innovative program comes from the special courses designed to integrate the three disciplines. It is not just a compilation of unrelated subjects all put together. I realized that this degree is not meant just to make us experts in politics, law or economics separately, but that it is aimed at providing us with three different lenses to examine global issues.
15 Dec 2017Law, Politics and Economics, Students Experience
Part-time programs at IE Law School: Degrees designed with you in mind
IE Law School offers plenty of options for furthering your education; not only in terms of programs and specializations, but also when it comes to ...
11 Dec 2017Students Experience
US Trade Policy: America Resigns from its Leading Role as a Global Rule-setter
With Donald Trump’s first year in office approaching its end, Professor Johanna Jacobsson weighs in on the US trade policy and the first year of ...
07 Dec 2017Faculty Opinion, Global, Comparative and European Law
Fatima Nieto-IEU Evolution Track Participant, in association with Ontier
The IEU Evolution track, in association with Ontier, offers students the unique opportunity to simultaneously qualify as a lawyer in Spain and a ...
03 Dec 2017Global, Comparative and European Law, Students Experience