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Book Review

Abstract

FROM SMART CARS TO SMART REFRIGERATORS, the internet of things (IoT) has revolutionized various facets of our lives. These novel developments galvanized what scholars now deem to be the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This new era is characterized by technology-driven innovation that marries aspects of the physical, digital, and biological domains, going so far as to defy preconceived notions of human capabilities and behaviour. The societal proclivity towards digitization and automated processes has spurred the proliferation of companies entering the technology arena. Corporations are leveraging emerging technologies to cater to consumers’ idiosyncratic needs more effectively. Central to this objective is the collection of consumer data, which invites scrutiny from a privacy and security law perspective.

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