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IMC journal covers IoT law and public policy

Steve Rogerson
April 24, 2018
The International Journal of IoT Law & Public Policy, a journal that will cover how governments around the world are regulating and incentivising the nascent IoT technology sector, 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 begins to take on a policy role," said 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 this month, with paid access available at US$95 annually, and qualified government employees receiving free access. Registration for access is available here, and queries regarding contributed articles and the editorial board are received via email.
"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," said Hosain. “We see the International Journal of IoT Law & Public Policy as filling that crucial role.”
The London-based IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT and M2M sector, with more than 25,000 enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT products and services as members. Board member companies include 1NCE, Aeris, Arrow, Avnet, BICS, Digi International, HPE, Intel, Kore, Laird, Micro-Ant, MultiTech, Orbcomm, PTC, Re-Teck, Semtech, Sigfox, Tata Communications, Teleena, Telit, U-Blox, Verizon and Vodafone.