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Found over here:

72 page pdf here:

Reading the draft at present.

There seems to be quite a few bills being rushed through parliament at the moment, and the media don't seem to be giving it much attention.


--- Quote ---A new British IoT product security law is racing through the House of Commons, with the government boasting it will outlaw default admin passwords and more.

The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill was introduced yesterday and is intended to drive up security standards in consumer tech gadgetry, ranging from IoT devices to phones, fondleslabs, smart TVs, and so on.
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surely this is a good thing? and the quicker it put into place the better

Not sure I get the "rushed through Parliament" bit.

According to the government has been working on consultations etc for the past two years.

Alex Atkin UK:

--- Quote from: chenks on December 06, 2021, 12:35:49 PM ---surely this is a good thing? and the quicker it put into place the better

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Problem is, they always sneak additional surveillance into the bills.  So the IoT companies can't snoop, but the government can.

Its only a matter of time before AI is profiling us all from our online activity.  I've played the Watch Dogs games, I know this wont end well.  :-\ :no:


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