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Volume: 4 Issue: 4
(April 2018)

dcms policy paper security design consumer iot devices 7 march 2018 department digital culture media sport (‘dcms

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The DCMS policy paper on security by design for consumer IoT devices

On 7 March 2018, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (‘DCMS’) published its policy paper on helping ensure that consumer ‘Internet of Things’ (‘IoT’) devices are secure by design. The paper contained a series of draft guidelines that seek to impose a voluntary framework through which certain named stakeholders in the consumer IoT environment can operate in a manner that protects data to a greater degree. Liz Fitzsimons and David Cook of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, discuss the context in which the DCMS policy paper seeks to enhance IoT security by design, and the cyber security challenges raised by connected devices.

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