The TIC sector plays a pivotal role in bringing to the society the data economy, artificial intelligence and internet of things.

Our members test digital solutions and products against connectivity, cybersecurity, privacy and safety requirements. This may include malicious code and penetration testing, interoperability testing or electromagnetic compatibility testing.

As policymakers worldwide adjust the regulatory framework to the digital economy, the TIC Council develops positions with our policy recommendations, so that we can contribute with our insights and experience on data, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

Existing global positions:


TIC Council's Position Paper on Connected Devices
Connected devices on the marketplace are rapidly expanding the number of functional possibilities for products. Nevertheless, they proliferate risk sources while users expect safety, privacy and security. The TIC Council (Testing,
Existing Americas positions:


TIC Council Americas Position Paper - Sale of Counterfeit Products on ECommerce Platforms
To address the growing issue of Counterfeits, TIC Council Americas has published it Position Paper to assist ECommerce Platforms in halting the threats to public health and safety.
Past global positions:


IFIA’s Recommended Guidelines for Ensuring the Safety of Connected Devices
The International Federation of Inspection Agencies (“IFIA”) provides the testing, inspection and certification industry’s recommended guidelines for the consumer product market to ensure the safety of IoT products.
IFIA Position on IoT and Cybersecurity
The International TIC Sector supports efforts to address Cyber-security in connected devices


Past EU positions:


IFIA and CEOC Position Paper on the EU Cybersecurity Act
IFIA and CEOC International, on behalf of the independent third-party Testing Inspection Certification (TIC) sector, welcome the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Cybersecurity Certification Framework for ICT products and services, including requirements for the essential functions and tasks of ENISA in the field of cybersecurity certification.
IFIA CEOC Joint Position on EU Cybersecurity
IFIA and CEOC International support the European Commission’s efforts to raise the level of trust and security within the connected society.