This piece was originally published in the November 2018 issue of electroindustry.
Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA
On October 17, NEMA held a workshop for its 2018 Strategic Initiative on Data Privacy and Ownership. “Legal Barriers to Using Device-Generated or Device-Collected Data” was prepared for NEMA and its Members by McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Michael Morgan, partner and co-head, global privacy and cybersecurity, presented the findings on issues relating to the collection and use of data generated by electronic products and systems.
Attendees learned about practical solutions for addressing legal barriers facing electrical equipment manufacturers and how to develop legally compliant strategies for data collection, use, and monetization. They also participated in an idea exchange where they shared concerns and legal issues facing their companies to help identify cooperative industry solutions.
A comprehensive report detailing legal barriers and negative consequences of mishandling data is available to NEMA Members by logging into the Members-only area of the website or clicking here.