The first European cybersecurity laboratory is now a reality and will be looking closely at IoT products in Europe.  With the impressive estimation of 50 billion connected devices globally, APPLiA, representing the home appliance sector in Europe, had definitely what to share at the forum following the opening of the lab.

APPLiA & 7 other associations urge European decision-makers to ensure that the EU cybersecurity certification framework will not be detrimental to the competitiveness of the EU industry and will support a future-proof framework.

Ahead of the 8 June TTE Council, we urge Member States to remain cautious in their examination of the draft ePrivacy Regulation (ePR). 

As more and more home appliances become connected, online activities and services increase, and the digitisation of the home appliance industry develops, cybersecurity is a crucial issue for APPLiA.

Smart, Internet-enabled appliances are entering our homes, moving our lives towards ever-greater connectivity. But how can we ensure that this increased connectivity does not also increase the complexity of home appliances for users who seek simple solutions?

Sanne Goossens, APPLiA's Smart Living & Competitiveness Policy Manager explains the correlation between smart appliances and Circular Economy.

Smart appliances are on the rise, taking up an ever more prominent role in people’s lives. At the same time, the legislative environment for these types of products is developing – and changing – quickly.

Smart appliances that speak the same language, communicate effectively with energy managers, smart home systems and with each other within the home – in short, interoperability made simple for consumers.

Today is #WorldStandardsDay2017. The home appliance industry thrives in a market that is supported by the European standardisation process that brings many benefits to both industry and consumers alike.