The recently enforced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all organisations offering goods or services or marketing to individuals in the EU, regardless of company size or where the company or data is located.
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As part of an agreement made at the end of 2017 between TÜV Rheinland and US-based IoT platform and ecosystem developer Gooee, the globally active testing service provider tested the Gooee-IoT platform for data protection and data security requirements and certified it after successful testing. The tests were based on the specified criteria from the TÜV Rheinland "Protected Privacy IoT Service" certificate, which, like the "Protected Privacy IoT Product" certificate, is part of TÜV Rheinland's portfolio in the area of data protection and data security and is based on the current applicable European data protection laws and regulations. Interested parties can find information on the tests carried out in the freely accessible TÜV Rheinland certificate database at www.certipedia.com.
Since 1872, TÜV Rheinland has been actively promoting quality and safety for people, technology, and the environment. Currently active on all continents worldwide, there are almost 20,000 TÜV Rheinland employees in the worldwide network, headquartered in Germany.
On September 5, TÜV Rheinland issued Zigbee 3.0 certification for the LEEDARSON LED Dimmable Bulb. This is the first LED light in the world to be officially Zigbee 3.0 certified and implement Green Power Proxy Basic (GPPB) functionality.
TÜV Rheinland’s Global Competence Center for IoT Privacy has announced a new package of services addressing the end-to-end data protection requirements in the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. By providing first-of-a-kind protected privacy certificates, it is uniquely positioned with a differentiated set of capabilities. The solution is focused on providing a product and a service certificate which the product manufacturers and system providers can use to demonstrate that they have been audited in accordance with the requirements of the EU GDPR.
TÜV Rheinland and Gooee, a US-based enterprise scale IoT platform and ecosystem developer, have agreed upon a far-reaching, three-year collaboration at LUXLIVE in London, one of the world’s largest lighting industry events. Gooee plans to engage the global testing services provider to examine its portfolio of products and services for data protection and data security requirements. The tests will be based on the criteria prescribed by TÜV Rheinland’s certificates “Protected Privacy IoT Product” and “Protected Privacy IoT Service”, which are part of TÜV Rheinland’s data protection and data security portfolio.
Partnership Designed to Accelerate Connected Product Innovation, Drive New Market Adoption
TÜV Rheinland, a leading international testing service provider for quality and safety, today announced the Thread Group (“Thread”) has selected the firm as an official Authorized Testing Lab for network layer solutions in the smart home and beyond. Under terms of the agreement, Thread will use TÜV Rheinland’s IoT testing facilities to test and certify products in Silicon Valley (Pleasanton and Fremont, Calif.), Europe (Cologne, Germany), and several locations across Asia (Seoul, South Korea; Yokohama, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; and Shenzhen, China).
With rapid economic development across Asia Pacific the automotive industry will continue to witness an upward trend in production of vehicles. Asia Pacific is home to some of the largest vehicle manufacturers for passenger cars, with China, Japan, and Korea contributing over 37 million units of production, or 42 percent of the global production market. With that, the automobile industry will continue to place a record number of cars on the roads.
Rising expectations around levels of comfort, navigation assistance, car intelligence, and safety are no longer limited to the realms of luxury cars, but well entrenched in all car segments. To achieve this onboard systems in all cars are now increasing complex, interconnected and all online (IoT of cars) – surfacing the issue of security which has already drawn attention of car manufactures paving the way for the Automotive Cyber Security Industry as a distinct category already estimated to be at around USD 759 million by 2023^ and would probably continue to grow.
In mid-September, the global testing service provider TÜV Rheinland heralded the soft opening phase of its recently acquired wireless laboratory in the Swedish city of Lund with a customer event. The acquisition of the laboratory, which also constitutes the foundation for TÜV Rheinland's newly established national subsidiary in Sweden, took place this year during the summer. In doing this, TÜV Rheinland is expanding its global involvement in the field of wireless technologies and is extending its European wireless network to five locations. Apart from Sweden, TÜV Rheinland also operates corresponding IoT labs in Nuremberg (Germany), Cologne (Germany), Leek (Netherlands) and Milan (Italy).
When exporting radio equipment (including wireless modules) to Europe, the products must comply with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RE Directive). The RE Directive was issued to meet the world’s demands for IoT, smart cities, and other wireless technologies.