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In May 2019 the UK Government launched a consultation on regulatory proposals for consumer IoT security , which concluded on the 5th of June 2019. The consultation set out the need to restore transparency within the market, particularly between manufacturers and consumers through ensuring information about what security requirements are built into products is more clearly communicated. The UK Government is using the information provided in the consultation to refine our regulatory policy proposals further.
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The government published a response to the consultation on 27 January 2020.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is consulting on regulatory proposals regarding consumer Internet of Things security.
The UK Government takes the issue of consumer IoT security very seriously. We recognise the urgent need to move the expectation away from consumers securing their own devices and instead ensure that strong cyber security is built into these products by design.
Having worked with stakeholders, experts and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), we are now consulting on proposals for new mandatory industry requirements to ensure consumer smart devices adhere to a basic level of security. The proposals set out in this consultation seek to better protect consumers’ privacy and online security which can be put at risk by insecure devices.