March 27, 2018 - Internet of Things

CPSC Will Sharpen Its Focus on IoT in Upcoming Public Hearing About Internet-Connected Devices

The extent and stringency of the legal requirements that the U.S. government should impose on companies that produce internet-connected products will be the subject of a public hearing that Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is holding on May 16, 2018.

Informed by data from regulators, standards organizations, and business and consumer advocates, the hearing will explore Internet of Things (IoT) devices’ potential to cause physical harm as a result of the way they exist at the point of purchase or after they’ve been corrupted as a result of being “connected to a network through malicious, incorrect, or careless changes to operational code.” 

Find out which hot-button issues the CSPC has decided to exclude from the hearing’s discussions. Read MoFo’s litigation department’s blog post.