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California to be the first state to implement IoT cybersecurity law

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 September 2018, 14:38 IST
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Lights which know when you are awake, doors which can sense if it is a stranger, and a houseful of such 'connected devices' controlled by a single app, and you know there is a likelihood of a digital apocalypse in the near future if we don't have set laws.

To avoid a future catastrophe, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a cybersecurity law covering 'smart devices, making the state a first with such a law, The Verge reported.


The law will be implemented starting January 1, 2020, and will mandate manufacturers of internet-connected smart devices to equip the gadgets with reasonable security features to prevent trespassing or information disclosure. The devices either need to come with a unique password for each device or force users to set one the first time they connect.

-ANI

First published: 29 September 2018, 14:38 IST
 
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