EC Report: Trust in the Information Society


The European Commission has recently published a report by the advisory board on Research & Innovation on Security, Privacy, and Trustworthiness in the Information Society (RISEPTIS), in which CEPIS was represented by Kai Rannenberg, Chair of the CEPIS LSI SIN.


The report notes that many weaknesses of the Internet and World Wide Web are continually being exposed and this can lead to a loss of trust and eventually have a negative effect on economic growth.


The report describes in detail the many concepts of trust, data protection, and privacy in relation to the legal EU framework, and identifies key problems in moving towards a more digitalised world.


RISEPTIS believes that governments should take responsibility for implementing effective trustworthy systems and also recommends that a legal framework, social acceptance, and international cooperation are essential to achieving a safe and citizen friendly Information Society.