SGS Summarizes UK Legislation to Regulate the Security of Connectable Products

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a summary of UK legislation to regulate connected product security.

From April 29, 2024, the UK Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Regulations 2023 will mandate security requirements for connected products. These will be based on the Consumer IoT Security Code of Practice established by the UK Government and the critical security requirements outlined in specific clauses of the ETSI EN 303 645 and the ISO/IEC 29147 international standards.

The Code of Practice applies to consumer IoT products that are connected to the internet and/or home networks and associated services. ‘Associated services’ are considered to be digital services that are linked to IoT devices, e.g. mobile applications, cloud computing/storage and third-party application programming interfaces (APIs) to services such as messaging.

Examples of products covered by the Code of Practice include:
– Connected children’s toys and baby monitors 
– Connected safety-relevant products such as smoke detectors and door locks  
– Smart cameras, TVs and speakers  
– Wearable health trackers  
– Connected home automation and alarm systems  
– Connected appliances (e.g. washing machines, fridges)  
– Smart home assistants  

SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 019.24 provides a comprehensive summary of the requirements being introduced in the UK relating to mandatory device security. In addition to details of the products the Code of Practice covers, it also explains what security requirements ‘associated service’ will need to conform to and looks at the process manufacturers must undertake to access UK markets.

Stakeholders should review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 019.24 for more information.

SGS IoT Services
SGS Brightsight offers comprehensive evaluation solutions to help manufacturers and developers of IoT components, platforms and end devices ensure their products are safe and comply with relevant market requirements, including the UK PSTI and EU RED compliance for article 3.3 (d),(e),(f). After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Brightsight.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full UK Legislation to Regulate the Security of Connectable Products – UK PSTI SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Alex Rubert
Sales Manager, SGS Brightsight
Tel: +33 (0) 662 65 21 94
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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