The guide summarizes the requirements for hardware and software, as well as those that determine the process of interaction between devices. In addition, the proposed set of standards lists privacy and data protection requirements, including security controls for information exchange, authorization and access control. Safe boot, data deletion and other points were not left without attention.
According to Xiaomi, the guide is a response to a request from the IoT industry, where there is still no common standard suitable for widespread implementation. Manufacturers that adopt the published guidelines will be able to protect their smart devices from the underlying risks associated with privacy and will be able to rapidly improve the capabilities of smart devices in this area.