Digital Agenda

The EU is still far behind the ongoing digital transformation. The Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) should profit from the economic dynamics of the Single Market.
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There is a risk of losing competitiveness on the global scale, and thereby squandering opportunities for economic growth and social development. At the end of December 2012, the European Commission therefore adopted seven new priorities for 2013/2014 with regard to the digital economy and society.

Since the Digital Agenda for Europe was adopted in 2010 as an integral part of the Europe 2020 strategy, the number of new Internet users has increased by 15 million in Europe. 68 percent of EU citizens regularly go online, 170 million are active in social networks. Internet traffic is doubling every 2 to 3 years. More than 4 million people in many sectors in Europe have an ICT workplace, and their number annually increases by a further 3 percent.

The full VdTÜV paper can be downloaded below.


VdTÜV Position: Data Protection, IT Security & Compliance as a Basis for New Business Models in Digital Connected Mobility

Modern cars with their large number of electronic control units are, according to the public opinion, susceptible to hacker attacks. Thus, IT security is becoming more and more important in the industry. VdTÜV emphasises three aspects that must be guaranteed: the operational safety of the vehicle, IT security and data protection as well as the privacy of drivers.

VdTÜV Position: Information security of smart products in Europe

Does the regulatory framework for product safety remain up to the task in regard to smart products or is there a need for legislative adjustments?

VdTÜV Position: Regulatory improvement for safe and secure IoT products in Europe required

The connecting of devices and machines on the internet to complex systems leads to extended functionalities which can no longer be solely located within the individual product itself, but are instead located within the back end system and/or product network.