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Smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) pose security and privacy risks that consumers are not always aware of. A cyber label, along with new legislation, could offer protection.

  • Brandon Pugh, resident senior fellow at the R Street Institute, explained that while smart devices have many benefits, there are also many security risks that consumers should be aware of.
  • Congress is working on the Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act which would require companies to tell consumers if a device has a microphone or is capable of recording video.
  • Cyber labels could be used to let consumers know if a product meets a baseline level of security standards, Pugh said.

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