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  • Supporting the implementation of the Security Industrial Policy and Action Plan through the European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP)

With the publication of the Security Industrial Policy and Action Plan - COM(2012) 417 -, the European Commission has underlined the need and its ambition to foster the global competitiveness of the EU security industry, e.g. by promoting EU-wide standards of security technologies, tests and evaluations of security equipment, and respective certifications. ERNCIP, set up in the context of the European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (EPCIP), is a direct response to the lack of harmonised EU-wide testing or certification for products and services (in the area of critical infrastructure protection), which is a barrier to future development and market acceptance of security solutions. This action should focus on linking the relevant work of ERNCIP with the implementation of the Security Industrial Policy and Action Plan, by supporting the uptake and promotion of identified activities. Relevant legislation on European and Member State level need to be taken into account appropriately, including potential ethical, societal and privacy issues of the proposed activities.

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