By Mark Schaub, David Hong and Atticus Zhao  King & Wood Mallesons’ Corporate & Securities group

The smartphone is ubiquitous in our daily lives.

For many people life without a smartphone is simply unthinkable.

There is probably no nation which loves smartphones more dearly than China – all 640 million of them.  In China smartphones are used to pay bills, make bank transfers, buy a coffee, hail a taxi, organize a train ticket, order food delivery, hire a house cleaner, hire a chef, messaging, browse the internet and in some rare cases they are even used to call people.
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swinson_mBy Michael Swinson
As risks associated with the Internet of Things become increasingly apparent, it is inevitable that legislators will need to grapple with how legal responsibility for these risks should be managed. This will give rise to complex issues, and difficult policy choices will need to be made to provide adequate protection for users, without creating the prospect of huge potential liabilities that may deter ongoing innovation and development of disruptive IoT technologies.

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