The IARU Region‑1 Political Relations Committee (PRC) has responded to two recent European Commission consultations to promote the amateur radio viewpoint. In the case of the consultation on ‘Designing mobile phones and tablets to be sustainable – ecodesign’ the PRCdecided that the most appropriate response was in the form of a written submission.
In the second instance, the consultation on the Delegated Act under the RED on the subject of ‘Internet-connected radio equipment and wearable radio equipment’, the IARU response was one of 26 received by the Commission.
The Delegated Act aims at strengthening the security of internet-connected devices, most of which are expected to be part of the Internet of Things, and of wearable radio equipment. However IARU has concerns as to how the Act will be implemented and how it might affect amateur radio.
The PRC is always looking for new members to help to join the team and contribute to its work. Why not contact the Chair, Séamus EI8BP?