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CEA Welcomes Bipartisan Senate IoT Resolution

Arlington, VA – March 4, 2015 – 
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, in response to an Internet of Things (IoT) resolution introduced today by U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii):
“We are living in a fully connected world powered by the Internet of Things, and as we continue to grow the next wave of connected devices it’s important our policymakers share a vision that supports this evolving ecosystem. We thank these senators for their commitment and bipartisan leadership to keep the U.S. a leader in IoT innovation.
“As Congress works to protect and improve consumers’ privacy and security, CEA and others are working to ensure devices meet consumers’ expectations. In this dynamic and rapidly changing environment, governments should exercise regulatory restraint. Overly prescriptive mandates or technologically biased standards will stifle growth and become outdated. If Congress must act, such actions should be narrowly tailored to address tangible harms without creating roadblocks for future innovation.”
This year’s International CES in January featured more than 900 IoT exhibitors.

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