Assistant Professor, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is a leading authority on corporate information security regulation, commercial and consumer privacy law, and technology law. She studies "hackers" - both destructive and entrepreneurial - and the legal and developmental psychology consequences of machine-human convergence, particularly for children.
In addition to her appointment as an Affiliate Scholar at CIS, she is an assistant professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department in the Wharton School and an affiliate of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is also a member of the board of advisors of the EU-funded Network of Excellence in Internet Science (EINS) project at the Oxford Internet Institute.
She hearts gadgets.
Imagine that a random car is periodically driving across your front yard, leaving tire treads and gouges on your otherwise pristine lawn. How would you handle it? You might set up a surveillance camera to capture an image of the license plate and driver and then share the image with the police. You might install a fence.
"As sensors – a common category of IoT devices – become embedded in larger systems, such as cars, liability of the manufacturers looms larger, says Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor of law at Northeastern University. If software in IoT devices in cars is exploited to create catastrophic accidents, the liability disclaimers that software developers have been asserting for years may lose their bite, she says.
"Washington policymakers also face a learning curve. Those seeking to protect consumers’ security and privacy when it comes to the Internet of Things must also be careful not to damage innovation by instating overly broad regulations, said Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University.
“In this case, we need a regulatory scalpel, not a regulatory axe,” Ms. Matwyshyn said.
"“New companies that are trying to break into the market sometimes employ aggressive marketing tactics that overpromise what the company’s technology can do in terms of security,” says Andrea Matwyshyn, a security and privacy expert and law professor at Princeton University. She adds that this can happen at larger companies, too, when departments don’t effectively coordinate."
"In the Finnish court, though, that's not an unusual punishment, said Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University.
"Within the national context within the criminal justice system of Finland, this is not surprising," she said.
"Whether it’s drones or commercial robots, the ability for hackers to gain access to these devices opens up a world of liability questions, with no answers on the near horizon. “In earlier generations of technology, we adapted a contractual approach where we were presented with warnings, clicked ‘yes’ and there was an assumption we were using that code at our own risk,” says Andrea Matwyshyn, Microsoft visiting professor at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. “But as more advanced devices use code, the calculation of that risk is dramatically altered.
This year’s Security of Things Forum will feature two tracks: Leaders and Hackers that are intended to balance high-level talks and panel discussions focused on the operational and policy impacts of securing the Internet of Things with a variety of hands-on demonstrations, tutorials and granular “shop talks” on everything to IoT device hacking to protocols and platform as a service options, to securing IoT devices in enterprises and critical infrastructure settings.
Matt Larson, a litigation analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, and Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor at Northeastern University, discuss a lawsuit between Apple and Qualcomm over Qualcomm’s chip pricing structure. They speak with June Grasso and Michael Best on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."
When a Texas grand jury this week indicted the man accused of causing journalist Kurt Eichenwald to have a seizure, experts said it was perhaps the first time that a type of electronic communication has been classified as “a deadly weapon” in a physical assault case.
The House recently passed legislation that would update the Stored Communications Act, a measure that dictates how law enforcement can gain access to electronic communications stored remotely. Northeastern professor Andrea Matwyshyn joins us to explain some of the problems with the law. Next, we'll look at the intersection of fashion and tech with a new customized dress from Google and H&M based on your personal data. And finally, we'll talk about one nonprofit's event to help women who want to learn more about coding: Hackentine's Day.
Rebecca Tushnet, professor at Georgetown university law school, and Andrea Matwyshyn, Professor of Law at Northeastern University, discuss one lawsuit against Google, Facebook and Twitter, which was brought by the families of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Miami, and another suit against Google for unlawfully censoring its workers. They speak with June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."