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Companies are skeptical about EU plans to develop consumer labeling frameworks to show the security and data protection safeguards that are built into internet-connected devices.

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, is working on parallel schemes for labeling internet of things (IoT) devices, which include home lighting systems, refrigerators and other devices that carry sensors and collect personal data.

Though certifications could be useful to companies with privacy-conscious customers, a mandatory system could be viewed as onerous by those preferring a flexible approach to cybersecurity labeling.

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