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Smart gadgets: Tougher rules for sellers of internet-enabled devices in the UK

Smart gadgets: Tougher rules for sellers of internet-enabled devices in the UK

29 April 2024

By Lucy Hooker,Business reporter, BBC News

Manufacturers will have to follow stricter rules if they want to sell "smart" gadgets in the UK after a new law came into effect.

It is designed to ensure there is better security around devices such as baby monitors, televisions and speakers that are linked to the internet.

These gadgets can pose a risk because cyber-criminals use them to hack into home networks and steal private data.

The government said the new law should give consumers "peace of mind".

The risks have ballooned in recent years as our houses have filled with more and more web-linked devices - from games consoles to fitness trackers, doorbells and even dishwashers - also sometimes referred to as the "internet of things".


Please read the link for the full text:https://www.bbc.com/news/business-68917837