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.

Breaking News

CyberSec4Europe hosted an online panel discussion  on the evening of 9 July with the title Realising Europe’s Cybersecurity Strengths and Capacity for the 2020s. The session which was attended by online 150 participants, opened with a welcome from Lucia Puttrich, Hessian Minister of European and Federal Affairs and Representative of the State of Hessen at the Federal Government, and Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, CyberSec4Europe Co-ordinator.

The distinguished panel that was moderated by David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life, consisted of:

  • Tamara Tafra, Previous Chair of the Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues, Counsellor for Cyber Issues at the Permanent Representation of Croatia to the EU
  • Rasmus Andresen, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur Cybersecurity Competence Network Centre Regulation
  • Miguel González-Sancho, Head of Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Andreas Könen, Head of Cyber and Information Security, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
  • Juhan Lepassaar, Executive Director, ENISA

On 12 September 2018, the European Commission proposed a regulation establishing a European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and a Network of National Coordination Centres. Its aim is to improve EU cybersecurity and resilience, enhance and strengthen the EU’s cybersecurity capacity, stimulating the European cybersecurity technological and industrial ecosystem and coordinating and pooling relevant EU resources. Two years later aspects of the proposal continue to be discussed between the European Parliament, the Member States and the Commission supported by the four pilot projects, including CyberSec4Europe. The lively discussion explored the insights and discussion of how the legislation and realisation of the Competence Centre and Network will unfold during the German EU Presidency and beyond.

H2020 Project Involvement

(1) The 42-month CyberSec4Europe pilot project that started on 1 February 2019 is now in its second year and the results of the first 18 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) programmewhich 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