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  • The UK has introduced a new set of requirements for connected gadgets.
  • The regulations will force manufacturers and retailers to disclose software update support periods for their products.
  • Manufacturers will also need to implement strong passwords and make it easier for people to report security issues.

One of the most important things about buying a smart gadget is the commitment to software updates, but manufacturers often don’t disclose their update policies. Fortunately, it turns out that the UK is taking action against this and several other issues.

The UK has introduced a new set of minimum requirements for internet-connected gadgets, dubbed the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act (h/t: BBC). This act applies to connected devices like smart TVs, home appliances, routers, smartphones, and more.