Trust in Digital Life

Trust in Digital Life is a membership association comprising leading industry partners and knowledge institutes who exchange experience, share customer, market and technology insights, with the intention of improving the quality of trustworthy digital services and platforms available through joint research and development. Our vision is of a vibrant European Digital Single Market that benefits and can be trusted by both businesses and citizens. Find out more about what we do.

Just Announced

On 18 June, a second TDL roundtable on Building Trust in Artificial Intelligence, hosted by the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, follows the successful event on 20 March. The roundtable will bring together representatives from academia, industry, and the European institutions. The opportunities and challenges associated with all the topics under discussion will stimulate a lively debate, spark ideas and generate insights on how we can move forward into an AI future. The event includes lunch and networking.

More News!

Further to CyberSec4Europe’s kick off meeting on 28 February and 1 March, the next General Meeting of the CyberSec4Europe consortium of 43 partners will take place on 4-5 July with the friendly support of the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU and will include a public event with guest speakers on the first evening. TDL has a key role in the CyberSec4Europe project alongside TDL members Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Murcia, KU Leuven and NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH. CyberSec4Europe is one of four pilot projects chosen to lay the ground work for building a European network of centres of cybersecurity expertise which will help to reinforce research and coordination of cybersecurity in the EU. 

Even More News!

TDL, in collaboration with the Digital Enlightenment Forum, is hosting ‘Towards Trustworthy Digital Identity in Europe‘ on the afternoon of 3 July. The two hour event, hosted by the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, will be preceded by a light lunch.

After many years of research, demonstration and limited implementations, digital identification and authentication are still not user-friendly, privacy respecting and broadly usable, except in some small states, or industry sectors. Even in banking, where good authentication is crucial many different systems are around and is not symmetrical: the client authenticates to the bank and not vice versa. The eIDAS regulation allows cooperation between identification systems of governments for their own services but does not easily provide authentication for banking, shopping, or proving one’s age or education, all of which still needs different methods and credentials. Our workshop will bring together people to discuss the steps needed on top of eIDAS, to make identification and authentication on the Internet easy and trustworthy.

Starting with a presentation on eIDAS and its foreseen future developments, the workshop continues with presentations of private systems existing or under development that are privacy-respecting and easy to use and which can build on existing government or otherwise-backed identity data. A report on attribute-based systems, self-sovereign identity and blockchain-based identity will then be complemented by a presentation on the problems of governments to make progress to develop citizen-friendly eID systems.

The Alexandra Institute
Deutsche Telekom M-Chair, Goethe University
IBM Zurich
The ID Co.
KU Leuven
Microsoft France
University of Murcia
NEC Laboratories Europe
Truxtun Capital
University of Twente