On 15 September 2022, the European Commission published the draft of the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA). ZVEI has been intensively involved in the informal discussions between the European legislator and other stakeholders and supported the principal idea of the CRA as a horizontal product regulation in the established New Legislative Framework.
The goal of increasing the overall cyber resilience level in Europe is a very desirable one, but the realistic feasibility must also always be considered in view of the enormous scope of products affected and complex technical challenges.
The formal trilogue negotiations have now begun at the end of September 2023. The ZVEI has also drawn up extensive recommendations for these negotiations. The most important aspects from the perspective of the electro and digital industry are:
With this paper, ZVEI has now proposed solutions to resolve these and other issues.