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What California's new law on internet-connected devices means for Bay Area tech companies

September 21, 2018

Lindsey Tonsager is quoted in the San Francisco Business Times regarding California’s new cybersecurity bill regulating internet-connected devices. Ms. Tonsager believes the vagueness of the “reasonable” standard makes the law flexible. She says, “It’s really helpful that the legislation acknowledges flexibility in identifying which standards are reasonable. These technologies are in flux and the threats are changing, so when you have that much evolution it’s good to have a flexible standard rather than prescriptive requirements.” She adds, “Most companies want to do the right thing, but there have been cases where they have fallen short. If anything, this bill will level the playing field and draw more attention to this issue, and make manufacturers pay attention.”

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