Eurosmart Welcomes Growing Political Awareness for Digital Agenda

Eurosmart Welcomes Growing Political Awareness for Digital Agenda

Shipments of secure elements up by over 12% in 2014

Eurosmart, the Voice of the Smart Security Industry, released the 2014 figures for the worldwide secure elements shipments and the smart secure contactless markets as well as the corresponding 2015 forecast.

The data provided by Eurosmart consist of the consolidated figures supplied by its member companies which comprise all major players in the industry. They are the reference point for information on and in the industry.

“The markets grew by over 12% in 2014, and we expect to see a similar growth in 2015 when the market should cross over the
9 billion devices mark”, said Timothée Mangenot, Eurosmart’s newly elected President. “All figures are up from 2013, with financial services being the most notable growth drivers. The hyperconnected world, as also outlined in our vision paper, is fast becoming reality. Eurosmart has long been promoting trust as well as the protection of data and privacy as key issues for secure
transactions in this hyperconnected world. It is good to see the many initiatives and agendas that have been established to that effect in the European commission in the past year. We welcome especially the intergroup of the European Parliament that has been set up to work on the Digital Agenda for Europe.”

As evidenced by the European Digital Single Market Strategy released today, the European Commission will also put more efforts and launch new initiatives to build the necessary trust for the development of electronic services, to reinforce online privacy, and to ensure strong cyber security.

“All of these topics have been addressed by Eurosmart for years. It is good to see them becoming a core issue at the European Commission,” Mangenot stated.

Mangenot stated.Eurosmart – Press Release General Assembly 6 May 2015