FCC Releases NPRM on IOT Device Voluntary Cybersecurity Labeling Program

On August 10, 2023, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing a new, voluntary cybersecurity labeling program that would provide information to consumers on the relative safety of Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices.  Entities that choose to participate in the program will be required to ensure their IoT devices and products comply with certain baseline cybersecurity and product standards.  IoT products that qualify will be authorized to use the FCC’s new distinctive label that signifies a company’s participation in the program and adherence to the standards.

The NPRM seeks comment on the scope of the IoT devices or products that should be eligible to participate, oversight and management of the program, the development of IoT cybersecurity standards and criteria, administering the program, and the FCC’s legal authority.

Comments will be due 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register.

Reply comments will be due 45 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register.

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