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Consumers International launches Trust by Design Guidelines for consumer IoT

Consumers International has launched a new set of principles and guidelines to help manufacturers create safe and trusted smart devices for consumers – sometimes known as the consumer internet of things (or CIoT).



The Trust by Design principles and accompanying guidelines set out requirements across six areas, to ensure the security, privacy, transparency, user-friendliness and ethical nature of smart devices. They provide useful, practical guidance to manufacturers, with case studies and checklists to encourage implementation.

Designed in collaboration with Vodafone and Internet of Things manufacturers, Vodafone has already started to use the checklist with its V by Vodafone range of consumer IoT devices.  Consumers International is working with Vodafone to hold workshops to train manufacturers who wish to be compliant in Trust by Design and demonstrate their commitment to creating a trusted, safe consumer IoT system.

To read more and discover the  Trust by Design principles and accompanying guidelines