Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT
Some Democratic senators want new laws that mandate security and privacy measures on the Internet of Things, as concern grows over personal data collected by connected devices.
Several democratic members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee said Wednesday they are exploring legislation that would enforce privacy and security standards for connected devices. Senator Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, plans to introduce a bill that will focus on security standards and the data collected by connected automobiles.
This week, Markey released a report saying that most auto manufacturers selling vehicles in the U.S. have “massive holes” in their data security. Only two of 16 car companies that responded to information requests from Markey’s office said they have capabilities to respond to a hacking attack in real time, he said during a hearing.