Trust in Digital Life

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Trust                                                               (noun)  firm belief in the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.      (verb)  believe in the reliability, truth, or ability of.

Trust: a fundamental component of a thriving and successful digital ecosystem, vital in ensuring the safety and security of our digital economy, and protecting all of our personal and sensitive data


Metaverse: Beyond The Hype

This session featured two new TDL members, Afonso Ferreira from CNRS/IRIT and Shukun Tokas from SINTEF. Together with TDL's David Goodman, Afonso and Shukun explored proposed developments in the regulation and governance of metaverses as well as the implications for personal and data privacy concerns. Read more and watch webinar here!

The EU Digital Identity Wallet Initiative & Rollout
Tuesday, 25 April 2023
TDL's 2023 series of webinars kicked off with an overview of the EU's ambitious initiative to enable all European citizens to have access to a digital identity and an insight into one of the four large scale pilots. Find out more about the event here.

Tuesday, 18 April 2023
The first EU-CHECK event was a session at this year’s Privacy Symposium in Venice. Find out more here.


Trust in Digital Life (TDL) is a membership association comprising companies, 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.

TDL participated in CyberSec4Europe’s Momentum!, a memorable two-day event on 1 and 2 December at the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU in central Brussels.


Keynote speakers shared their visions and expectations for the coming years from the perspectives of technology, industry, politics and cyber war and its social impact.

They included:

  • Mario Campolargo, Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Administrative Modernisation, Government of Portugal

  • Oliver Väärtnõu, CEO, Cybernetica AS

  • Professor Bart Preneel, Head of Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC), KU Leuven

The conference also included an evening social event, featuring a keynote and special guest speakers sharing their thoughts and discussing, 'Cybersecurity in Europe: Past, Present and Future’.

From the frontline of cybersecurity challenges, Ievgen Vladimirov, a founder and honorary member of the International Cybersecurity University, gave a keynote address on a live link from Kyiv.

Other guest speakers and panellists included:

    • Tamara Tafra, Minister Counsellor, Cyber issues, hybrid threats and disinformation, Permanent Representation of Croatia to the European Union
    • Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
    • Katarzyna PrusakGórniak, Head of Digital Affairs Unit in Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU, Deputy Chair of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre Governing Board
    • Francesco Barbato, Programme Manager, Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building, DG CONNECT, European Commission
    • Cláudio TeixeiraLegal Officer – Digital and Consumer Rights, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

Another highlight of the event was the presentation and demonstration of six shortlisted project 'key exploitable and innovative results' which an independent jury then reviewed.

In addition, the project work leaders  showcased their achievements on governance to standardisation, from blueprint research to skills training and also share their visions for the future in each of these areas.

All in all, this was a fitting and remarkable opportunity to discover what we was learnt in CyberSec4Europe and to understand its vision for the way forward for the European cybersecurity community.

The event webspace with recordings and presentations is