As wireless devices have become an essential part of consumers’ lives. Therefore, the commission has now adopted an amendment to toughen the requirements of cybersecurity for wireless devices. The European Commission has recently ordered an update to the Directive of Radio Equipment to introduce new security guidelines for the wireless and radio being sold in the EU market.
These guidelines that are scheduled currently will enter into effect by 2024
In late October 2021, EU commission has taken action for the improvement of wireless devices’ cybersecurity that is available in European markets. These include fitness trackers, smartwatches, mobile phones, wireless toys, and other things that are available at present. It is mainly because the increasing cyber threats are imposing a growing security risk for every user, according to the statement of the EU commission.
Well, this delegated act, is basically a bureaucratic mechanism used by the commission to tell EU bodies for updation of legislation. According to this, the manufacturers have to list three latest security measures in the design and production of their wireless and radio equipment in order to be permitted to sell their products in the EU market.
Furthermore, the amendments are aimed to ensure that all the wireless devices are completely safe before these are being sold on the European Union market.
Overall, the commission is taking all these actions for enhanced cybersecurity of radio and wireless products. So that improving the protection of consumers’ privacy and reducing fraudulent activities online can become possible in the best possible way.
Overall, the new rules of the EU to toughen cybersecurity requirements for wireless devices will come into force by 2024, if the European Parliament and the Council are not going to raise any objections. Both the bodies are able to make any objections within the duration of two months only since the publication date. However, once the commission is approved, that radio and wireless equipment manufacturers will have the time of about 30 months to bring their new products in line with the latest legal requirements. Fortunately, the European Union will provide assistance to the manufacturers of wireless and radio equipment in this regard.