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New IoT device security draft law aired by the European Commission

Internet of Things (IoT) serves the mass market and global population demands constantly. They typically are the core foundation and infrastructure of global connectivity and devices concerning tremendous opportunities. Recent probation called the European Commission to draft new security law regarding IoT, and parties interested in the matter are sent a formal notice to weigh in. The US is following the same motive taken by the UK to assign the same sets of laws on IoT device security.

Large platforms, including Infosec and similar media, are given a one-week deadline to rethink their decision to adapt to new security laws and regulations. Along with IoT device makers, security regulators, data centres, privacy and fraud detection are included in the venture with the lawsuits. Europe is one of the technically advanced continents and a global leader in IT and IoT. So new rules and technological advancements pass through here most of the time before being applied to the worldwide market. That's another reason the European Commission takes matters seriously and acts as a quality insurance checker for the rest of the world. The European Commission is also highly motivated to adapt to new rules to make the global hub trustworthy. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently bound to many companies and platforms, so they need regulatory checking's to keep in line. The first-ever legal framework for AI is developed with the help of a Coordinated Plan with the Member States, as they ensure fundamentals rights and safety of people and businesses according to Europa.

Executive Vice-President, Margrethe Vestager for the Digital Age, said "On Artificial Intelligence, trust is a must, not a nice to have. With these landmark rules, the EU is spearheading the development of new global norms to make sure AI can be trusted." He also added, "By setting the standards, we can pave the way to ethical technology worldwide and ensure that the EU remains competitive along the way. Future-proof and innovation-friendly, our rules will intervene were strictly needed: when the safety and fundamental rights of EU citizens are at stake."

The goal is to place Europe as a trustworthy and global hub and later down the road to keep it the same way for the worldwide community, especially for specific methods of developing AI systems. They include machine learning, neural network, deep learning, adversarial systems and so on. Of course, there are unacceptable risks that did not pass by in the consideration meeting that can become a clear threat to people's safety, rights, and livelihood, which will be banned nonetheless. Although AI systems have made our lives easier, there are certain factors concerning:

  • Educational or vocational training

  • Safety components of products

  • Critical infrastructure

  • Essential private and public services

  • Law enforcement

  • Migration, asylum and broader control management

  • Administration of justice

  • Employment

  • Sensitive datasets

  • Logging of results

  • Detailed documentation

  • Appropriate human oversight

  • Robustness, accuracy and security.

Biometric security is another field that the commission is highly motivated to apply security rules. Minimal risks will be taken as they are sought out by solely individual human beings, and a dataset with that level of data should be measured in a highly secured environment. Europe is pretty strict when device manufacturers are hasty when applying the given rule. For this reason, we saw an exemplary ban of German telecom regulator which was accused of adding secret spyware on kid's smartwatches.

The Radio Equipment Directive (RED), based on Article 114 of the TFEU, established a regulatory framework for "placing radio equipment on the market, enduring a Single Market for radio equipment." And these kinds of laws are going to be applied gradually in every concerning platform, and the notice is clearly on action to keep technology platforms on their toes for IT and IoT security devices.


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