Echo chamber: Amazon device creates new legal privacy twist for smart home systems

Given the sensitive nature and legal protections afforded to digital information obtained within the home, should law enforcement have the right to access data gathered by smart home devices?
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David M. Adler is a transactional attorney with more than 18 years of experience guiding entrepreneurs, executives, creative professionals and organizations through the dynamic and sometimes murky legal challenges presented by the interrelated areas of trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, privacy, information security, marketing and advertising, social media, digital business, regulatory compliance, litigation and corporate-commercial transactions. He has been designated by his peers for five consecutive years as an Illinois SuperLawyer in the areas of intellectual property and entertainment and media law. David has significant in-house counsel experience managing the legal affairs of industry-leading software providers in the public relations and marketing industries, negotiating, and drafting enterprise-level software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements and vendor and third-party contracts with a heavy emphasis on proprietary rights.

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Outside the practice of law, David was an adjunct professor teaching music law at DePaul College of Law, he also taught entertainment law and introduction to e-business at Columbia College Chicago and once chaired the Chicago Bar Association's media and entertainment law committee. He is currently a member of the Illinois State Bar Association intellectual property law committee.

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