UK Regulation of Consumer IOT Security
The proposals seek to better protect consumers’ privacy and online security, which can be put at risk by non-secure devices. They also recognize the urgent need to shift the onus from consumers securing their own devices and ensure that strong cybersecurity is built into these “smart” products by design. The U.K. will be one of the first countries to legislate specifically in relation to IOT security. Other countries may look to the detail of U.K. regulations and their effect, particularly if the U.K. approach becomes the de facto international standard.