Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act was introduced at the House of Representatives

Representatives from both parties introduced a new legislative initiative titled the Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act. The act requires manufacturers to disclose whether smart appliances and devices are equipped with audio and/or visual capabilities. It targets specifically smart appliances like refrigerators and pet feeders and will not apply to cell phones, laptops, or tablets that customers expect to include a microphone or a camera.