The Protected Privacy IoT Product certificate was awarded to the "KM 2017Wi kitchen machine with WLAN function” from Hans-Ulrich Petermann GmbH & Co. KG and to one IP camera each from Dahua Technology and UNIVIEW TECHNOLOGIES. Interested parties can find applicable testing information in the free TÜV Rheinland certificate database www.certipedia.com.
Clarity in data protection and data security
Since summer 2017, the Center of Excellence IoT Privacy has been offering a global service package that meets the requirements for end-to-end data protection in the rapidly growing market of the Internet of Things. This includes two innovative data protection certificates. As part of the Protected Privacy IoT Product certificate, an IoT product is fully tested for compliance with privacy requirements. "We give priority to features that protect privacy and examine, for example, whether an existing data memory can be deleted and whether data transmission is encrypted. Depending on the complexity of the device, we test up to 50 individual requirements. These are derived from the applicable European data protection laws and regulations," explains Günter Martin, Chief Technology Officer in the Center of Excellence IoT Privacy at TÜV Rheinland. The Protected Privacy IoT Service certificate focuses on the service and the interface or application (e.g. web service) connected to an IoT device. To enable the control of a device via an application, data is transferred to the service provider and processed there. "In total, we are examining 26 requirement groups, some of which are very complex. This extends as far as the penetration test to find security vulnerabilities,” TÜV Rheinland expert Martin continues.
"GS mark" for data protection demanded
The market for IoT devices is growing at a rapid pace. At the same time, consumer uncertainty regarding data protection and data security for such devices is enormous and represents a real market obstacle for manufacturers and system providers. "With our certificates, we create trust in the IoT market for consumers as well as for manufacturers,” explains privacy expert Martin. In order to provide consumers with the assurance that smart products and systems comply with current data protection requirements, experts demand independent tests according to uniform standards. "Similar to the GS mark for tested product safety, which has existed in Germany for 40 years, we now need a cross-market test mark for smart products. This would enable us to make verified data protection recognizable for consumers at a glance and, thus, create an opportunity for comparison in the market, which also strengthens confidence in manufacturers and at the same time stands for security in the digital world," says Günter Martin.
Security in the digital world: "Trust IoT – from start to finish" as an end-to-end solution
For manufacturers and providers, TÜV Rheinland’s "Trust IoT – from Start to Finish" end-to-end solution offers a portfolio that meets all professional requirements in terms of compliance, interoperability, data protection, functional security and IT security. "Data protection and trustworthiness of digital systems and smart products are crucial for innovations. Our services as an independent qualified body can contribute to making digital services and smart products safer," says Günter Martin of TÜV Rheinland.
Further information is available at www.tuv.com/en/trustiot.
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