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European Commission to extend THE application of RED cybersecurity requirements to 1 August 2025


The European Commission has confirmed a 1-year extension of transition period for the Delegated Act (2022/30) to the Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) aimed at improving the cybersecurity of wireless devices available on the European Union's market. These cybersecurity requirements will be mandatory from 1 August 2025.

RED cybersecurity requirements - transition period

RED cybersecurity requirements transition period


It provides more time for companies to prepare and comply with the new regulations. This extension will also allow more time for harmonised standards to be developed and provide a sufficient timeframe for manufacturers to ensure that cybersecurity is considered in the design lifecycle of their products.

Any devices in the scope of the RED Delegated Act will need to be compliant when placed into the European market after August 1, 2025.

Which devices are covered by RED cybersecurity requirements:

  1. Equipment that uses radio technology for communication over the internet such as mobile phones, tablets, electronic cameras, telecommunication equipment
  2. Devices that can communicate or transmit data through the IoT devices
  3. Toys and childcare equipment such as baby monitors
  4. Wearable devices such as smartwatches or fitness trackers
  5. Connected industrial devices and many more

What manufacturers should do now:
While the extended period will allow more preparation time for manufacturers, we wish to emphasise that the transition timeline should not result in a delay in preparing and assessing the cybersecurity health of their products.

Manufacturers of wireless products are advised to consult with TÜV SÜD early in the product development process to plan the necessary steps and start evaluating their products now instead of waiting for the standards to be published. It is key to engage in advanced preparation and early actions.

Contact TÜV SÜD today to understand how we can help prepare for the incoming RED cybersecurity requirements. We can also further assist in increasing security for your products. 


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