October 2018
After just recently enacting the broadest United States privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, California took the lead once again by enacting a law for the Security of Connected Devices, commonly known as the Internet of Things (“IoT”). Both laws will become effective on January 1, 2020.

“Connected devices” are defined as devices that are capable of connecting to the Internet, directly or indirectly, and that are assigned an IP or Bluetooth address. This would include many smart home devices such as monitoring devices, speaker systems, and thermostats, as well as televisions, webcams, automobiles and other devices. Unlike the more sweeping Consumer Privacy Act, the Security of Connected Devices requirements are much more limited and focused on device security and not personal information.

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