Internet of Things [IoT] and Criminal Law

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This program was recorded on May 23rd, 2018

It is estimated that by 2021 there will be 22.5 billion connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. These devices, many of which will be used by consumers, raise a host of issues. This presentation will examine those issues in the context of criminal law and procedure.



  • Thaddeus Hoffmeister
    As a professor of law, Thaddeus Hoffmeister teaches courses related to criminal law, technology, and the jury. He also directs the UDSL Criminal Law Clinic where his students represent indigent clients charged with criminal offenses. Prior to joining UDSL, Hoffmeister worked on Capitol Hill, clerked for a federal judge, and served in the military.

    Hoffmeister has published a number of law review articles, essays, editorials and lengthier writings exploring the criminal justice system, litigation, and social media. His most recent book is entitled Social Media in the Courtroom. In addition to his academic publications, Hoffmeister edits two blogs. His first blog, Juries, which has been continuously published since 2008, focuses on the various issues that arise with jurors and the jury process. His second blog, Social Media Law, examines social media’s impact on the legal system.

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    1. Definition of IoT
    2. Weaponization of IoT
    3. 4th Amendment
    4. 5th Amendment
    5. Defenses

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