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Euralarm sat down with Hein Bollens, Deputy Head of Unit European Standardisation at the EU Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. The following is a lightly edited version of the interview.

Sunday, 29 April 2018 15:16

Euralarm recommends GDPR guide

Euralarm recommends the GDPR guide provided by Meta Compliance, which among other existing documents, is a helpful tool prepare your organisation to deal with the regulatory requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Today the European Commission is taking additional steps to further curtail the space in which terrorists and criminals operate – denying them the means needed to plan, finance and carry out crimes.

The European Commission recently published the 2018 Rolling Plan for ICT standardisation, which addresses standardisation developments in the field of ICT (information and communication technologies) and link them to EU legislation and policies. This year’s Rolling Plan sees the addition of the blockchain and distributed digital ledger technologies and regulatory technology chapters.

On June 4th, will take place in Bucharest, Romania the yearly Euralarm Symposium. This conference is the place to be this year to get insights about where the fire safety and security Industry is heading in the near future. The annual event is organised by Euralarm, the industry’s main European representative body and trade association.  

The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and Euralarm strengthen their cooperation to make society safer and more secure. 

The European standard EN 16763 points a spotlight on the requirement for staff to be suitably skilled, trained and knowledgeable. With this now a requirement in the services standard, our Industry can look forward to a more formal education and training being offered to people wishing to join it.

The conference on Fire detection and security in the aviation sector, organised by Euralarm and EUSAS, will take place in Bremen on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July 2018. Registrations to the EUSAS-Euralarm conference are open and the full programme of the event is already available.

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