Trust in Digital Life

Trust in Digital Life (TDL) is a membership association comprising leading multinational corporations, SMEs, universities and research institutes who exchange experience, share market and technology insights to make digital services in Europe and beyond trustworthy, reliable and safe. TDL helps both protect the rights of citizens and create new business opportunities in the European Digital Single Market.  TDL is a place where members exchange ideas, about leading edge technology, services and legislation providing new insights and innovation that can lead to policy recommendations and influence. Find out more who we are and what we do

Breaking News

(1) TDL in collaboration with CyberSec4Europe is hosting an online panel discussion on the evening of 6 July with the title Cross Border Data Flows: Security and privacy issues within the EU and beyond. The session agenda is:

17.45 Event opens
18.00 Welcome: Marc Weinmeister, Secretary of State for European Affairs of the State of Hessen and Amardeo Sarma, NEC Labs Europe GmbH, TDL Chairman

18.10 Panel Discussion: Cross Border Data Flows: Security and privacy issues within the EU and beyond

Keynote speaker:  Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

  • Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech European Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Laurent De Muyter, Partner, JonesDay
  • Romain Robert, Program Director, NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights

Moderator:  David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life

19.30 Event ends 

Cross-border data flows refers to the transmission of information for online communication, tracking global supply chains, sharing research and providing cross-border services. In Europe, any transfer of personal data intended for processing after transfer to a third country are subject to the rules set out in the GDPR, notably the principles under Article 5 i.e., lawfulness, fairness, and transparency, purpose limitation, data minimisation, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity and confidentiality and accountability. Last year’s European Court of Justice decision, known as ‘Schrems II’, concluded that the US Privacy Shield no longer met the fundamental principles of data protection underlying the GDPR. This evening’s panel will explore the issues and concerns arising from this ruling, including the European Data Protection Board’s document on the transfer of personal data to support companies in managing relations with overseas suppliers and customers as well as the European Data Protection Supervisor’s strategic document to ensure transparent and compliant management of international data transfers by European organisations.

(2) CyberSec4Europe Insights are a series of broadcasts and webinars relating to the different topics associated with cybersecurity and the work of the project.

The fifth Insights webinar will take place at 12:00-13:00 CEST on 22 July 2021 on the topic, ‘Introducing Fixed-Time Cybersecurity Evaluation Methodology for ICT Products (FITCEM/prEN 17640)‘ and presented by Dr Helge Kreutzmann from the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik or BSI).

More details on the webinar and the speaker as well as details on how to register if you wish to participate may be found here.

H2020 Project Involvement

(1) The 42-month CyberSec4Europe pilot project that started on 1 February 2019 is now in its third year. On 29 June, the Commission carried out a review of the project's activities during the second 14 month period: all deliverables submitted during this time were accepted and are available here, including the contribution of TDL itself as well as TDL members Goethe University of Frankfurt (project coordinator), University of Murcia, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, CONCEPTIVITY and KU Leuven. The CyberSec4Europe consortium consists of 43 partners from 20 Member States and two Associated Countries as well as over 40 Associate Partners and more than 100 Friends.

(2) CSI-COP (Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance) is a 30-month Horizon 2020 project under the Science with and for Society (SwafS) programme which started in January 2020 that is leveraging a European-wide community of citizen scientists in collaboration with a trans-disciplinary team to investigate tracking-by-default in website cookies and smartphone apps. The CSI-COP consortium is led by Coventry University with ten other partners (including TDL!) from Greece, Hungary, The Netherlands, Finland, Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and the UK. For more, read here.

Goethe University Frankfurt
IBM Zurich
The ID Co.
KU Leuven
Microsoft France
University of Murcia
NEC Laboratories Europe
Truxtun Capital
University of Twente