Internet of Things Cybersecurity Legislation Clears Congress, Heads to White House For President’s Signature
Data privacy and cybersecurity issues continue to be top of mind, as this week the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Internet of Things (“IoT”) Cybersecurity Improvement Act (H.R. 1668), introduced by Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Illinois). In September, the House had passed the bill by voice vote after negotiation sessions with the Senate. The legislation provides for the establishment of minimum cybersecurity standards for government purchased, internet connected devices, with anticipated impact on manufacturers in the private sector.