Position Paper Requirements for coherent cybersecurity regulation
The digitisation of all areas of our lives comes with advantages for consumers and opportunities for the economy. Widespread connectivity enables consumers to lead more comfortable lives. Time and cost savings increase economic productivity. To har-ness this potential, the digital industry wants to actively shape the latest chapter of the digital transformation.
Regulation should be a framework within which companies across all industries con-sider IT security in product development, sufficiently check their products for security vulnerabilities, and provide security updates for reported security vulnerabilities. However, legislators must also ensure that regulations complement each other and that the companies subject to regulation be given reliability in terms of developing and market-ing their products.