What New Calif. Law Means For Connected Medical Devices

Law360 (October 5, 2018, 2:09 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 28, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law SB 327, the first-ever state legislation aimed at regulating internet of things devices. This new law comes just months after California made waves by passing a consumer data privacy law that’s been called the nation’s toughest, stopping companies from selling personal information without permission from customers.

The new law requires the manufacturer of an internet-connected or “smart” device to ensure that it has “reasonable” security features to “protect the device and any information contained therein from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.” Products subject to this new law might include...

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