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House Passes Bill for Internet-of-Things Industry Research

The House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring research on the industry of internet-connected devices.

The State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends Internet of Things or SMART IoT act would task the Secretary of Commerce to gather data on industry sectors that produce internet-connected devices, the House Commerce Committee said Thursday.

The bill would also require the secretary to identify federal agencies and activities associated with IoT industry sectors.

Additionally, the study would list policies and standards that guide the use of IoT and help consumers assess internet-connected devices.

Reps. Bob Latta R-Ohio, and Peter Welch, D-Vt., authored the bill.

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