ICT Standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market (Communication)

The Commission wants to press ahead with the standardisation of information and communications technology (ICT). It is focussing, in this regard, on the "priorities" of cloud computing, the internet of things, 5G communications, cybersecurity and data technologies. In cep's view, setting priorities is appropriate.


In its PolicyBrief, cep concludes that the Commission can obtain value added most notably by coordinating standardisation processes. In cep's view, however, the proposed "political process" for achieving standardisation targets is only acceptable if the Commission restricts itself – now and in the future – to general support for standardisation and does not influence the content of standards. Equally, the Commission must also refrain from influencing the content of certification standards by introducing a trusted label.