Panel Ok'd Legislation Strengthening Raising Awareness of Unsecured Baby Monitors


 An Assembly panel on Monday released two measures sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey, Gabriela Mosquera and L. Grace Spencer to establish protections for families who use baby monitors with an internet connection. Both measures will not return to the Assembly Speaker for further consideration.

"In this age of technology, even baby monitors with the ability to connect to the internet can be dangerous for families to have in their homes," said Downey (D-Monmouth). "Baby monitors that broadcast live audio and video feeds over the internet can be viewed remotely by unknown persons on a computer, cellular telephone, tablet, or other internet-connected device. This should be a cause for alarm for manufacturers and a reason to strengthen security protections for these devices."

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