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DEBATE: Should retailers be held responsible for vulnerable products?

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14.06.2018

With cyber security concerns over smart toys, should retailers be held responsible for vulnerable products?

Keiron Shepherd, senior security systems engineer (UK & I) at F5 Networks, says YES.

With each new cyber attack on internet of things (IoT) devices, it’s clear that manufacturers need to work harder at building security into their products, but retailers cannot be let off the hook. As strict laws exist in the UK to safeguard children’s privacy, it’s extremely concerning that connected toys sold online still pose serious privacy risks.

Following warnings about cyber security threats, retailers have........

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