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Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology

Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology

Abstract

Smart baby monitors exist to help parents protect and watch over their children. The smart baby monitors act as a second set of eyes when parents cannot be in the same room as their children. Low-tech hackers take advantage of gaps in the security of smart baby monitors. A hacker violates a consumer’s privacy by gaining access to private information, viewing the home and its occupants, and even speaking to children through the monitor.

This comment advocates for stricter security legislation for smart baby monitors. Without new legislation, manufacturers of smart baby monitors do not apply or invest in the best security measures for their smart devices and open the door to hackers to invade the privacy of their consumers. This comment concludes with a recommendation to Congress to create new smart baby monitor focused legislation.

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