The rapidly growing “internet of things” (IOT) – internet-connected gadgets – would have to be made more secure under proposed new laws.
Security vulnerabilities that could be targeted by hackers have been found in everything from toy dolls to internet-connected ovens in recent years.
The new laws would mean such devices would have to come with unique passwords, for example.
One expert said it was a “positive step” to protect consumers.
There will be 14.2 billion internet-connected devices in use worldwide by the end of 2019, according to market analysts Gartner.
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