As we enter Data Privacy Week 2024, TIC Council offers its unwavering support to the global community working towards a more secure and empowered world for individuals.
In my role as Director-General of TIC Council, the global trade association representing the testing, inspection, and certification sector, I have witnessed a sizeable increase in cybersecurity threats and data breaches. As a technology user myself, I grapple daily with the intricacies of managing my digital footprint and safeguarding my personal information.
The TIC sector plays a pivotal role in society in terms of the data economy, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things. Our members test software and hardware against connectivity, cybersecurity, privacy and safety requirements (such as verification of the existence of privacy and cybersecurity features). They function as gatekeepers - ensuring that only software and hardware that is compliant with basic cybersecurity and privacy requirements find their place on the market.
At TIC Council, we firmly believe that public awareness, through informed discussion, plays a vital role in expanding privacy and cybersecurity norms to everyone. For these reasons, we endorse the mission behind Data Privacy Week: to equip everyone with the knowledge and tools required for data empowerment.
We also support the 4 practical pieces of advice designed to regain control over your data:
We look forward to partnering with the global cybersecurity and privacy community to create a safer and more secure world. It is with this commitment that TIC Council stands proudly behind Data Privacy Week 2024.