IoT Law & Public Policy is Focus of New IMC Publication

  • April 19, 2018
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The International Journal of IoT Law & Public Policy, a journal that will cover how governments around the world are regulating and incentivizing the nascent technology sector known as the “Internet of Things”, will begin publication this month. Published by the largest trade group serving the IoT sector, the London-based IoT M2M Council (IMC), the new digital quarterly will act as a compendium of government actions that can impact the deployment of IoT technology. The journal will include original research, contributions from experts in the field, as well as broad lists of government initiatives in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim, with links to further information.

“Our members are spending more and more time in Washington and Brussels talking to policy makers, and it is important that the IMC begin to take on a policy role,” says Syed Hosain, IMC Chairman and CTO of Aeris, who will sit on the journal’s editorial board, “We hope that the journal will provide us with a pool of policy makers that we can reach out to, as well as industry experts. We are actively recruiting contributors, and so far, the interest has been very significant.”

Other members of the inaugural editorial board for the International Journal of IoT Law & Public Policy include senior public policy professionals from Intel, Verizon, Vodafone, and other interested firms. Publication is set to begin on April 18, with paid access available at USD $95 annually, and qualified government employees receiving free access.

“Of course, there are a lot of law journals that touch upon subjects relevant to IoT, but what the industry needs is a repository of information from around the globe that is dedicated to the subject. We see the International Journal of IoT Law & Public Policy as filling that crucial role,” says Hosain.

About the IoT M2M Council

The IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT/M2M sector – with over 25,000 IoT enterprise users, product makers/designers, and apps developers that buy IoT solutions as members. Board companies include Aeris, Airgain, Astrocast, AVSystem, beamLive, BICS, Blues Wireless, Digi International, floLIVE, Fibocom, Ground Control, Gurtam, iBasis, Ignion, Incognito, IoT Launch, Keyfactor, KORE, Losant, Microsoft Azure, MultiTech, Pelion Technology, Pod Group, Quectel, RevX Systems, Sateliot, Somos, Taoglas, Tata Communications, Telit, Utimaco, and Vodafone.