Communications Daily: Witnesses Cite FCC Cyber Push, Rip-and-Replace Funding Ahead of House HearingĀ 

January 11, 2024

The Electronic Privacy Information Center says it believes the FCC “should adopt a dual-layer labeling solution” for the program that “would include an easily glanceable primary label and a secondary label that displays additional cybersecurity and privacy information, empowering consumers to make an informed purchase,” Executive Director Alan Butler says. EPIC supports the FCC’s proposal to “require data minimization” as part of its criteria for the Cyber Trust Mark, limiting a qualifying device to “collect only the data necessary to provide its essential functions and services.” The group opposes device manufacturers’ bid for a “safe harbor that would provide a shield against liability for insecure devices,” he says.

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