The Security Industry Association (SIA), along with a number of other associations, has expressed strong support for S. 1611, the Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act.
This bipartisan bill, which unanimously passed the Senate in the 115th Congress and was reintroduced on May 22 by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), calls for the creation of a governmental working group to address the federal government’s role in the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT).
SIA members recognize the profound impact of IoT in allowing devices to perform more effectively, especially within the physical security industry, and SIA applauds the bill’s provision highlighting the wide range of IoT issues under the working group’s directed report.
Sen. Fischer’s office issued an announcement on the DIGIT Act recognizing SIA as a supporter of the bill; the DIGIT Act’s supporters also include The App Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, CTIA, the Competitive Carriers Association, the Computing Research Association, the Consumer Technology Association, the Information Technology Industry Council, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the Semiconductor Industry Association, the Telecommunications Industry Association and VMware.
Learn more in SIA’s letter of support.