EU elections 2019

The European Single Market is a success story: harmonised legislation, common standards and the free movement of goods have increased prosperity and propelled job growth throughout Europe. The Digital Single Market has the potential to open up a whole new chapter in this success story – with free movement of data and a European path to digitalisation. The challenge we now face is to further develop the Digital Single Market and provide a perspective for the next decade.

Security and trust play a decisive role in the Digital Single Market. For example, 63 percent of Germans are worried about autonomous vehicles being hacked (TÜV Mobility study 2018), 68 percent of users have no trust in the built-in security functions of smart home devices (VdTÜV study 2019). But companies are also faced with the question of whether they can use artificial intelligence without exposing themselves to security risks. How secure are trade secrets? How well is customer data protected? Digital security is also highly relevant for affairs of state. This has become abundantly clear in the wake of cyber-attacks on the German Bundestag or hackers meddling in the US Elections. In other words: cybersecurity and data protection are key issues for ensuring the sustainable digitalisation of our economy, society and state.

With the formation of a new European Parliament and Commission this year, the TÜV-Association identifies a need for action in ten specific areas.

TÜV agenda at a glance

Europawahl 2019 TÜV Agenda en

The TÜV Association has set up an "Agenda for security and trust in the Digital Single Market" on the formation of a new European Parliament and Commission.



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