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

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CyberSec4Europe is hosting an online panel discussion on the evening of 24 February with the title Establishing the Competence Centre in Bucharest and Building the Network. The session agenda is:

18.30 Event opens
19.00 Welcome:

  • Marc Weinmeister, Secretary of State for European Affairs of the State of Hessen
  • Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, CyberSec4Europe Co-ordinator

19.10 Panel Discussion:  Establishing the Competence Centre in Bucharest and Building the Network

  • Miguel González-Sancho, Head of Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Ramona Niță, Counselor Telecommunications, Cyber Security, Digital Internal Market, Postal Services, Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU
  • Stelian Brad, President, Cluj IT Cluster and Professor, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • Monica Florea, Director of European projects, SIMAVI
  • Virgil D. Gligor, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderator:  David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life

20.30 Event ends 

On 9 December 2020, the European Council voted to locate the EU’s future cybersecurity research hub in Bucharest. The European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre, as it is formally known, is a key part of the planned European Cybersecurity Competence Network and Centre, which aims to help the EU continue to build the capacity necessary to secure the Digital Single Market. The Competence Centre will seek to achieve its overall mission by setting up and helping to coordinate the National Coordination Centres Network and the Cybersecurity Competence Community; and by implementing cybersecurity-related financial support from the Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes. This evening’s panel discussion will explore both how Europe proposes to achieve its cybersecurity objectives over the coming two to three years as well as the role of the industrial and academic cybersecurity community across Romania.

H2020 Project Involvement

(1) The 42-month CyberSec4Europe pilot project that started on 1 February 2019 is now in its third year and the results of the first 24 months’ work 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.

(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.

TDL Working Groups

TDL has a new working group aimed at bolstering the trustworthiness of companies, offering products and services, primarily but not exclusively, SMEs. For more information on how to get involved, contact

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