Clause 1 - Power to specify security requirements

Part of Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 17 March 2022.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) 11:30, 17 March 2022

I beg to move amendment 6, in clause 1, page 1, line 17, at end insert—

‘(2A) The Secretary of State must exercise the power in subsection (1) so as to specify security requirements which make mandatory each of the first three guidelines in the Code of Practice for consumer IoT security published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 14 October 2018 (“no default passwords”, “implement a vulnerability disclosure policy” and “keep software updated”).”

This amendment would set out the three security requirements expressly in Part 1 of the Bill rather than it being defined in future regulations.