UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Dr Saheli Datta Burton awarded funding to boost understanding of internationalisation of standards

29 April 2021

Dr Saheli Datta Burton, Research Fellow in UCL STEaPP has been awarded funding through the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity.

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The Building Evidence base for CoP Legislation (BECL) project, which is led by Dr Saheli Datta Burton in collaboration with DCMS, will support the government's upcoming effort to legislate the Code of Practice for Consumer IoT devices (CoP) and will lead to a greater understanding of the global and regional impact of the internationalisation of standards.

The project will undertake a systematic data mining exercise to search for every direct and indirect instance of the standard’s uptake. Direct uptake captures instances of private or public institutions directly using the CoP, for example, a pledge by UK Digital TV. Indirect uptake captures instances where regulation based on or aligned to the UK CoP, such as the EU’s ETSI EN 303 645, is adopted by users.

The funding has been awarded through the PETRAS Opportunities Fund Call, which aims to build on that legacy by providing a range of opportunities to strengthen and diversify the outputs and benefits coming out of the Centre.