A bipartisan bill created to address internet-of-things cybersecurity is set to be introduced to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Augusta Free Press reports. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act would require devices purchased by the U.S. government to meet minimum security requirements. The bill would mandate the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology to create recommendations to address cybersecurity and for the Office of Management and Budget to release guidelines for government agencies that align with the NIST recommendations. Meanwhile, Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced a bill to address tech companies’ collection of teenagers’ data.
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