In January of this year, the UK Government set out plans to introduce legislation, aimed at reducing the risk of internet-connected smart devices being subjected to cyber-attacks. Internet-connected devices, including smart doorbells, virtual assistants and security cameras, all contribute to the Internet of things (“IoT”) – interrelated computing systems, aimed at unifying smart devices and objects under a common infrastructure. The UK Government’s latest move follows worldwide cybersecurity concerns related to IoT devices, and several high profile cyber and data breach incidents.

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