1st field of action: Networked and digitally sovereign society
One of the topics is protection and competence in the digital space. The focus here is on consumer protection with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a solid European foundation. However, digital consumer protection is to be further promoted and strengthened. As a result, new regulations to protect consumer data can be expected by 2025.
2nd field of action: Innovative economy, working world, science and research
Among other aspects, the strategy aims to make the data economy attractive, secure and agile. This should enable the potential of data to be used effectively. Accordingly, the availability of data as well as the use of data should be strengthened. The first steps are already being taken here with Gaia-X. In the course of this, representatives from business, science and politics are considering a proposal for a data infrastructure. A data law is planned as the national basis.
3rd field of action: Learning, digital state
Among other things, the focus here is on the topic of cyber security. Accordingly, it includes cyber domestic policy, cyber foreign policy, and cyber defense. The cybersecurity strategy is to be further developed in this course. Critical infrastructures should prepare for legal innovations, as the requirements for their cybersecurity will likely be adapted.
As a further measure, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is to be expanded into a central office in the area of IT security. In addition, the independence of the BSI is to be strengthened.
In addition to critical infrastructures, manufacturers can also prepare for new requirements: in the future, they will be liable for damages negligently caused by IT security vulnerabilities in their products.
Finally, the German government would like to strengthen cooperation with the economy and, among other things, provide companies with recommendations for action on cyber security.
You can find the digital strategy of the Federal Government here.
You can find more details about the digital strategy here on the corresponding website.
Information about Gaia-X can be here on their website.
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