Data protection, especially in Europe, is a growing concern. Can blockchain help us to cope with the susceptibility of our connected networks? Will blockchain’s security and encryption features help us fight hackers? Some data specialists think so.
The ‘Date of Withdrawal’ (DOW) for the European standards for IT products (EN 60950-1) and audio/video products (EN 60065), which conflict with the combined new hazard based standard (EN 62368-1), has been changed by the European standards body CENELEC from 20 June 2019 to 20 December 2020.
Investigations by European market surveillance authorities demonstrate an increase of illegal and dangerous products being brought into Europe.
The most recent survey showed that 58 percent of electrical/electronic products were not in compliance with the European regulations. This entails potential safety risks for the consumers as well distortion of business competition.