New California IoT Law Requires Security for Connected Devices

When Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1906 and Senate Bill 327 into law on Friday, California took major strides toward regulating the Internet of Things, the network of internet‑connected devices that includes everything from televisions and cars, to refrigerators, fitness trackers, and baby monitors. As of January 1, 2020, “reasonable security feature[s]” must be included in all “connected devices” sold or offered for sale in California, specifically those devices capable of connecting directly or indirectly to the internet and that have an IP or Bluetooth address.

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