Which?’s response to government update on new laws to tackle unsecure smart devices

Rocio Concha, Director of Advocacy at Which?, said:

“Which? has repeatedly exposed popular connected devices with serious security flaws that fall well short of agreed voluntary standards, and leave consumers at the mercy of cyber criminals – so new laws to tackle this issue are an important step and can’t come soon enough.

“Legislation, which must be backed by strong enforcement, should be introduced as soon as possible. In the meantime, retailers and online marketplaces must do more to prevent blatantly unsecure products being sold and manufacturers need to be more proactive at addressing security issues with their products.”

Notes to editor