History and development of the Label

Digital Trust cannot be defined by one actor alone, but can only be the result of the close collaboration of all relevant actors: academia, civil society, consumer protection, the private and public sector. This is why the SDI involved all relevant stakeholders in the development and made the criteria and development process as transparent as possible.

The Label is understood as an ongoing and collaborative effort to strengthen trust in a digital service through increased understanding and transparency. While other organizations around the globe are pursuing similar initiatives, SDI and its Digital Trust Label are the most developed initiative from 50+ similar initiatives worldwide as a study revealed.

Members of the Digital Trust Label Working Group

The Working Group is ensuring regular input on the Digital Trust Label from committed digital service providers. They ensure incorporation of practical experiences from implementing the label at the same time as representing a growing community exchanging best practices in the field.

Members of the Digital Trust Expert Group

Civil Society & Consumer Protection:

Nikki Böhler, Co-Director, Intersections

Rodolphe Koller, Editor in Chief, ICTjournal

Leilaa Toplic, Head of Emerging Technologies Initiative, NetHope


Maximilian Groth, Co-Founder & CEO, Decentriq

Mitchell Scherr, CEO, Assured Cyber Protection

Sophia Ding, Managing Consultant, Head Trustworthy AI & Responsible Tech, AWK Group

Public Sector, IOs, legal community:

Martin Steiger, Partner Steiger Legal, Co-Founder Datenschutzpartner 

Charlotte van Ooijen, Associate Director Digital Government and Data, The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal

Tuulia Timonen, Head of PSC Service Excellence, Posti Group

Technical Expert / Academia:

Patrick Schaller, Senior Scientist System Security, ETHZ

Diego Kuonen, CEO, Statoo Consulting & Professor Data Science, University of Geneva

Marcel Blattner, Principal Data Scientist and Team Leader, ETH Swiss Data Science Center

Manouchehr Shamsrizi, Co-Founder, gamelab.berlin Humboldt-Universität’s Cluster of Excellence and Co-Founder RetroBrain R&D

Michael Kende, Senior Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the Geneva Graduate Institute, and a Senior Advisor at Analysys Mason

LEC2022 WP

Members of the Label Certification Committee

Deepak Bansal, Director, Meaning Quotient GmbH

Dr. Nitin Kumar, Data Consulting Partner, Meaning Quotient GmbH

Philippe Schwab, Information and Security Specialist

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