Trustable Technology mark
The Trustable Technology mark empowers consumers to make informed decisions & enables companies to prove their connected devices are trustworthy.
The Trustable Technology mark is a ThingsCon initiative and developed with support from the Mozilla Foundation. As of October 2018 we are in the final phase of development and expect to launch by the end of the year.
Learn more about the trustmark
This presentation shows the current state of our thinking. Please note that it is a work in progress and subject to change.
The draft (!) version of the assessment/application form is available for review here.
To be among the first companies to apply for the Trustable Technology mark, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an academic or policy-focused institution, or another non-product commercial operation and would like to explore collaborations, please get in touch with project lead Peter Bihr: email@example.com
If you have any feedback, questions, or suggestions for the project or its assessment criteria which are outlined in the documents linked from this page, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How this project came to be
In 2017, we collaborated with Mozilla Foundation to explore the potential of A Trustmark for IoT (learn more) In the resulting report we identified opportunities to empower consumers to make better decisions about connected products, and to allow the companies that make responsible products to demonstrate that they go the extra mile.
In 2018, we aim to turn this research into action. As a Mozilla Fellow, Peter Bihr takes the lead in developing the concept for an open trustmark for IoT. This work will be performed as part of Mozilla's IoT Fellows program but as fully independent research. (Full disclosure: Peter's partner works for Mozilla.) Here's the fellowship announcement on our blog.
This is a work in progress. We will update this page to share our learnings (and failures!). To follow along, the trustmark category on this blog is the place to be. To dig deeper, here are good starting points (most current up top):
- (04/2018): Towards a trustmark for IoT
- (03/2018): A Trustmark for the Internet of Things: First thoughts
The trustmark in the media
We're happy that the trustmark has been getting some attention in the media and elsewhere online, including the Wall Street Journal and Offscreen Mag:
- Brand Eins: Wem gehört mein Auto (German, July 2018)
- Piqd: Ein Verbraucherschutzsiegel für das Internet der Dinge (German, 25 May 2018)
- Offscreen Mag: Op-ed. (Issue 19, print only, April 2018)
- Netzpiloten.de: Das IoT – Gefahren und Chancen im Internet of Things (German, 26 April 2018)
- WSJ: IoT Security Push Includes New Mozilla-Funded Open Source Project. Published in the WSJ's Cybersecurity newsletter (11 April 2018, paywalled)
- Mozilla Internet Health Report 2018 (April 2018).
Get in touch
To learn more, for discussing becoming a launch partner, or for interview requests please get in touch:
- General inquiries & partnerships: email@example.com
- Interview requests via Peter Bihr: firstname.lastname@example.org