A call for views on proposals for regulating consumer smart device cyber security is currently live, closing at 23:59 on Sunday 6 September.
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a new chapter of how technology becomes more common in our homes, making people’s lives easier and more enjoyable. As people entrust an increasing amount of personal data to online devices and services, the cyber security of these products is now as important as the physical security of our homes.
Cyber security is at the heart of the government’s approach to digital technology, and plays a critical role in ensuring people and businesses can benefit from the huge opportunities of technology.
We all increasingly rely on internet-connected devices to socialise, work and live out our lives. Consumers should be able to trust that those devices – whether they be watches, speakers, doorbells or baby monitors – are designed and built securely. The government advocates for strong security to be built into internet-connected products by design.
Call for views
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has launched a call for views on proposals for regulating consumer smart device cyber security. The call for views is currently live, closing at 23:59 on Sunday 6 September.