Subtopic 2: The European Union’s digital transformation – regulatory challenges, technical impacts and emerging opportunities

Rapporteur: Bojana Kovač

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Defining security is difficult, if not impossible, due to the evolving nature of technology. Current EU regulatory frameworks aim to cover most of the risks posed by existing technologies, including the Cyber Resilience Act, which is in the making to protect the security of digital products.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 1 Security is not absolute; it is always about risk management and reducing vulnerabilities. While larger companies are already equipped to comply with cybersecurity regulations and certifications, the challenge lies in ensuring security in the open-source ecosystem, which relies on numerous projects run by individuals, nonprofits, and universities. Rather than solely relying on legal requirements, providing financial support to smaller open-source projects for making security audits and bug fixes would be more effective.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Ensuring comprehensive technological literacy is crucial, as it empowers individuals with a deeper understanding of technology. Due to its continuous evolution, industry professionals and users must remain informed and educated about emerging risks and challenges.

Source: https://comment.eurodig.org/eurodig-2023-messages/main-topic-3-digital-platforms/subtopic-2-the-european-unions-digital-transformation-regulatory-challenges-technical-impacts-and-emerging-opportunities/