Group Policy and Strategies
Vision To further contribute to a stable, predictable, reliable and enabling IoT Policy Framework across Europe which will stimulate innovation, build trust and dynamic assurance while mitigating risk, accelerate human-centric IoT uptake and thus strengthen European society, economy, resilience and competitiveness
Scope With the current challenges at hand, including preparing for a post-Covid19 and towards a zero-  emission society and economy, combined with various strategies of the Commission (Data,  Cybersecurity, Industry, Green Deal, Circular Economy and the like), with three (3) main pillars More Green, More Digital & More Resilient as communicated in its Work Programme 2021 ‘A Union of  vitality in the world of fragility’, and its related State of the Union, the coming period WG04 aims to  further contribute to enabling and facilitating future-proof and otherwise beneficial, sustainable  and resilient IoT Ecosystems, and related IoT Policy Frameworks across Europe, to stimulate  innovation, build trust and dynamic assurance while mitigating risk, accelerate human-centric IoT  uptake and thus strengthen European society, economy, resilience and competitiveness
Activities
  • Identify & Address current and post-Covid19 challenges and opportunities with future-proof and otherwise beneficial and resilient IoT or IoT-supported ecosystems and related vertical cross-cutting and convergence, supporting the  above-mentioned three main pillars More Green, More Digital & More Resilient while stimulating innovation, building  trust and dynamic assurance, mitigating risks, closely following developments including on digital sovereignty and  accelerating the update of human-centric IoT and thus strengthen society, economy, resilience and competitiveness
  • Future-Proof: In this broad context while also looking beyond the horizon regarding emerging trends, strategies, technologies and societal challenges, providing feedback to the European Commission and other relevant bodies on  the development respectively revision of horizonal IoT-related policy instruments and other relevant initiatives. Such as  for instance the Data Governance Act, and the revision of the NIS Directive to NIS2
  • Enable & Facilitate: Jointly loading of state of the art (meta)frameworks by means of key principles on security, privacy, accountability, trust & trustworthiness in IoT focussing on (a) data processing, (b) data Protection, (C) safety, (D)  cybersecurity and (D) data sharing & data management, in IoT or relevant Ecosystems (including Cybersecurity Act, NIS,  RED, Machine Directive, Product Safety, PSD2, GDPR, FFDR, DSA, DMA, Regulation for Cybersecurity Competence,  Critical Infrastructure Protection Directive, Secure Connected Devices et cetera)
  • Organise: such as a new series of IoT Webinars on Application-Centric IoT, where IoT Verticals meet IoT Horizontals
  • Enhancing the current New Legislative Framework towards the future needs and working towards including data-centric IoT ecosystems, cyber-physical connectivity, federated data exchange,  machine learning and artificial intelligence (such as for instance in the Machinery Directive) both  short, mid and long term (from societal, economic, ecological and (product and other) life-time
  • Level setting to allow manufacturers to invest into new and evolving technologies through a regulatory framework of harmonized standards which are suitable to capture machine specifics in  each sector; maintain self-declaration of conformity as well as certification to secure machine  integrity in accordance with the architecture designed by the manufacturer to guarantee a  reasonable allocation of liability between machine manufacturers, component manufacturers,  service providers, sales channels, customers and third parties and to build trust in IoT devices;
  • Define a technology-neutral roadmap for 1) a transparent and sustainable regulatory framework on  the integration of data-centric and related capabilities, 2) connecting data-centric networks, 3)  enhancing the compatibility of multiple data-centric hybrid architectures, with appropriate inclusion  of security, safety, trust by default and by design, to enable and facilitate trusted data sharing
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Leadership

Chair

Gerrit Steinfort

IBM

 

Co-Chair

Arthur van der wees

Arthur’s Legal