Data protection, data security, data law: These are the core topics of the new “Data and Digitization Forum” at the European netID Foundation. The newly created forum is comprised of recognized experts from the fields of science and law. In detail, these are: Kristin Benedikt (Judge at the Regensburg Administrative Court/DSB VG Regensburg), Dr. Stefan Hanloser (ProSiebenSat.1), Michael Hattermann (1&1), Prof. Dr. Christian Henner Hentsch (TH Cologne/DSB game), Sebastian Kocks (RTL), Dr. Claus-Dieter Ulmer (Deutsche Telekom) and Dr. Nadja Kroha (Allianz) as well as the Chairman Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann (TH Cologne).
The new body serves to inform policymakers, business, academia and society about industry-relevant data issues and to highlight associated legal implications. One focus is on secure identities as well as data governance models. As an independent body, the “Data and Digitization Forum” concentrates on supporting and advising the Foundation and is not bound by the Foundation’s directives.
“It is precisely the digital economy, which is developing so rapidly, that needs legal regulations that adapt to ongoing changes in a sustainable manner. The legislator has laid the groundwork with §26 of the TTDSG. We would like to monitor the ongoing process and, in addition to other issues, promote it at the European level. Following the approach of the lawmakers behind the TTDSG, data governance models, consent management systems, and secure identities are key components for the European digital industry – especially in competition with the major platforms. To achieve this, open standards must be developed, and regulatory and legal provisions must be further developed,” says Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann, Chairman of the “Data and Digitization Forum” at the European netID Foundation.
“Whether it’s DSGVO, DGA, DMA, TTDSG or the adaptations of the major platforms: Companies must constantly respond to and apply new conditions. With the Data and Digitization Forum, we want to sensitize and inform business and politics alike on relevant future issues,” adds Jörn Strehlau, CEO of the European netID Foundation.
About the European netID Foundation
The European netID Foundation was established in March 2018 by RTL Deutschland, ProSiebenSat.1 and United Internet with its brands WEB.DE and GMX. With an independent market solution, the foundation supports Internet offerings from all industry sectors with the implementation of the new European data protection law and for this purpose has created the open login standard netID. The initiators of the foundation together reach around 50 million unique users every month and together have more than 38 million active accounts. The foundation is explicitly open to additional partners and initiatives. Further information is available at www.enid.eu.
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