Some Things About the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things” refers to computing devices — connected via Wi-Fi — embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. These devices, including robotic vacuum cleaners, wearable fitness devices, and smart refrigerators, are ready to do the customer’s bidding while also gathering data about the customer that they send to a corporate computer server. Does this data constitute a “business record”? Are there Fourth Amendment protections?