This week, the House Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee approved the State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends of Internet of Things Act, or the “Smart IoT Act” (H.R. 6032), which will now proceed to a markup in the full committee. The Smart IoT Act would create a one-stop shop for industry best practices and standards, analyze the federal government’s need for IoT devices and services, and avoid duplicative regulations that could slow innovation.
Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) made the following statement: “The SMART IoT Act is a critical first step to future IoT policy efforts. As we serve on this subcommittee, we have the opportunity to look 5 years, and farther, into the future to see where technology is headed. We have an obligation to do what we can to promote innovation, American competitiveness and technological advancements that benefit consumers. The SMART IoT Act does just that.”