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UNE standards on ICT instil trust in the digital market
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2,600 UNE standards on ICT instil trust in the digital market

05/12/2019

More than 2,600 UNE standards related to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) help to generate confidence in the digital market, establishing common language between all parties and guaranteeing the security of products and services.

This has been announced by the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, in its communication campaign Firm stepswith a view to highlighting the benefits of standards for the economic, business and consumer sectors.

Digital transformation means that organisations have to deal with very recent concepts such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), cyber security, the cloud or digital identification systems, among others. At the same time, they face numerous threats. In this context, technical standards play and will continue to play a key role in ensuring their success, providing a robust and reliable framework, based on best practices and consensus.

Some illustrative examples of this are the UNE 0060 and UNE 0061 Specifications, promoted by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, that establish the requirements for considering an industry as Digital, facilitating the full digitisation of Spanish industrial companies.

More than 600 international standards are being reviewed, with the goal of guaranteeing the correct operation of the fourth industrial revolution.

In the field of cybersecurity, the Spanish standardisation association has created the Technical Standardisation Committee CTN 320.

Another illustrative example is UNE's technical standardisation committee CTN 71 Digital Enabling Technologies, chaired by the State Secretariat for Digital Advancement (SEAD).  

In the report Support for Standardisation of the Digital Economy, developed with the collaboration of AMETIC, UNE analyses how ICT standards will play a key role in ensuring the success of the digital single market.

Help in achieving the SDGs

In addition, these standards will help organisations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to climate change and the environment. Thus, UNE standards help to achieve SDG 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure and SDG 11 Smart Cities and Communities, among others.