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Calif. Starts Ball Rolling With Novel Internet Of Things Law

Law360 (September 17, 2018, 8:58 PM EDT) -- California is poised to become the first state to enact rules mandating security features for internet-connected devices, marking a modest first step in what is likely to be a flurry of activity in the coming years to more tightly regulate emerging technologies at the state and federal levels, experts say.

Makers of televisions, routers, fitness trackers, automobiles, refrigerators and a range of other devices that connect to the internet as part of the rapidly growing "internet of things" would be required under Senate Bill 327 to equip products with "reasonable security features." That includes ensuring that passwords are not as easy...

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