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California to be the first state to implement IoT cybersecurity law

ANI | Updated: Sep 29, 2018 14:10 IST

California [United States], September 29 (ANI): 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)