Security and privacy are pervasive issues imbued with all things IoT. When something goes terribly wrong as a result of these issues, who gets held accountable? What governing body is responsible for overseeing accountability? There is no real legal framework that would hold manufacturers, service providers or operators responsible when harm is done. As has been the case since the emergence of the internet, the technology has developed faster than policies and regulations. The real question is; can plain old ethics play a role in the interim?
Technology is evolving faster than the legal and moral frameworks needed to manage it.