I’ve covered this before but it’s worth repeating. Regulation is the most effective way of driving adoption of best practise security and privacy.
[…] The UK Government announced that by the end of 2021 it intends to move forward with a proposed regulation for Consumer IoT products, such as smart appliances, locks, cameras, security/fire detection systems, and lifestyle products. It’s proposed that the first three principles of the DCMS Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security, as embodied in ETSI EN 303 645, will become mandatory. The Code aims to improve the security of consumer IoT products and associated services, with guidelines on recommended practice for IoT devices to protect consumer privacy and safety.