Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee passed a bill meant to increase government involvement in the development of the “Internet of Things” (IoT), according to this article in the National Law Review.
The committee approved the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act (PDF) sponsored by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). The bill would require the establishment of a working group tasked with identifying proposals meant to facilitate IoT growth.
In this write-up at Morning Consult, this “…working group of government and private sector experts to conduct a deep review of the possibilities of the Internet of Things, or IoT. The working group would then send recommendations to Congress on how to best plan for and encourage its growth.“