US Senate introduces ‘Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act’

On 18 November 2022 Senators Cantwell and Cruz proposed the ‘Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act’. According to the bill, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would create disclosure guidelines for products with audio or visual recording components.

The new regulation would encourage consumer awareness of household devices, such as refrigerators, washers, and dryers that are capable of recording and transmitting data without the consumer’s knowledge.