VdTÜV Input to the Digital Agenda “Trust and acceptance in the digital world”

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Strengthen IT security of digital services and IT-networked production plant, and also of critical infrastructures! Promote trust in the new digital world with certificates from qualified and independent bodies! Digital technologies have caused a disruption in industry, commerce and society. Security, along with the competitiveness and future viability of Europe, must be at the centre of this paradigm change.

The legislator has the duty to provide a well-functioning regulative framework to achieve a high level of protection for digital services, production plant and critical infrastructures. Promotion of European IT security technologies and investment in research and development must be driven forward and underpinned financially. Companies, organisations and institutions in the public sector must understand that data and information security is a strategic and worthwhile investment, and must design security into their activities in a systematic way.