The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has opened a public consultation seeking feedback on a proposal to establish a voluntary cybersecurity labelling programme to offer consumers clear information about the security of internet-enabled devices. The programme, which would feature a new US Cyber Trust Mark on qualifying products, would assist consumers in making informed purchasing decisions, distinguishing trustworthy products in the market, and motivating manufacturers to meet higher cybersecurity standards. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel emphasised the significance of this proposed programme, given the increasing number of smart devices in the market and the security risks that come with them.
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