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TÜV Rheinland offers everything from a single source - smart home testing and certification

Let us test and certify your IoT

Does your IoT product or IoT service comply with the high requirements of data protection and data security and does it take account of consumers' expectations regarding their privacy?

IoT product certificate: Tests and certifications for your smart home products

We can offer you "Protected Privacy“, our own data protection and information security test program developed in-house. We are therefore the pioneer in this field.

The focal points of "Protected Privacy" certification are the product's hardware and firmware, and their communication with the outside world. As an example, data transmission encryption and or memory inside the product can be reset to the default settings? If relevant, an app will also be examined during the product test and binding manufacturer's specifications relating to data use will be required.

Overview of the tested requirements

IoT service certificate: Testing and certification of IoT services

Does your service provide good protection for your customers' personal data? The test provides you with a qualified statement that you ideally protect your customers' personal data and process them for customers in a transparent way. The test also evaluates the extent to which you have implemented processes and measures to prevent security incidents and, if necessary, are able to respond appropriately. We will test your IoT services based on a special developed catalog of requirements. The performed audits examine both important formal data protection aspects and implemented technical and organizational measures whose objective is to protect personal data. This includes, for example, evaluation of the network architecture, the service and access management. The included security tests extend as far as a penetration test .

If the test is successful, you receive a certificate which you can use as proof to demonstrate to your end customers that your service satisfies the high requirements of TÜV Rheinland and provides good protection for your customers' personal data.

Overview of the tested requirements

When combined, a certified product and a certified service produce an IoT system which ensures a high level of data protection and data security.


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