UK cybersecurity law for internet-enabled devices takes effect

29/04/2024 | UK Government

On Monday, 29 April, the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) announced that the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Act has come into effect. The new law aims to protect UK consumers and businesses from cyber-attacks. From today, manufacturers of TVs, mobile phones, and other internet-connected devices are required to implement minimum security standards, including banning easy to guess default passwords. 

Meanwhile, in Europe, Reuters reports that a vote on the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity's (ENISA) EU cybersecurity certification scheme (EUCS) for cloud providers has been delayed until May after a number of European operators highlighted sovereignty requirements are necessary "to overcome market fragmentation, protect European organizations' most sensitive data, and encourage the development of sovereign cloud solutions in Europe."

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