James Coker: UK Government Pressing Ahead with New IoT Law Amid Pandemic Smart Device Surge

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James Coker: UK Government Pressing Ahead with New IoT Law Amid Pandemic Smart Device Surge
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23/04/2021 – 08:40

The UK government is pushing forward with legislation that imposes new security obligations on the manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the Department of Digital, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced today.

Smartphones will now be in scope of the secure by design legislation, with the government pointing to recent research by Which? that found that although a third of people kept their last phone for four years, while some brands only offer security updates for a little over two years.

 

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