Task Force "State of the art (in IT security)"

Tomasz Lawicki
RA Karsten U. Bartels, LL.M., HK2 Rechtsanwälte

The TeleTrusT Task Force "State of the art (in IT security)" as a subgroup of the TeleTrusT Working Group "Law" was established in 2015 in order to study technical and organizational provisions originating from IT Security legislation.

Meanwhile, the EU General Data Protection Regulation requires an orientation towards the "State of the art" (Art. 32). However, there has not yet been any substantiation in technology standards by legislators. This applies not only to enterprises but also to public authorities. 

From the beginning the TeleTrusT Task Force "State of the art" has strived to support companies involved, technology providers as well as service providers to determine the "State of the art". As a result, the first version of the TeleTrusT handout "State of the art" was published in 2016, in which technical and organizational steps were specified. The Task Force is committed to constantly updating the document to guarantee its topicality.

Comment of TeleTrusT Working Group "Law" on discussion paper on the protection of telemedia services in accordance with the "State of the art"


  • Bartels, Karsten U., RA, LL.M., HK2 Rechtsanwälte
  • Barth, Michael - genua GmbH
  • Bausewein, Christoph - CrowdStrike GmbH
  • Dehning, Oliver - Hornetsecurity GmbH
  • Dominkovic, Dennis - SEC Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH
  • Dubbel, Sascha - CrowdStrike GmbH
  • Falkenthal, Oliver - CCVOSSEL GmbH
  • Fischer, Marco - procilon IT-Solutions GmbH
  • Föllmer, Nancy - heinzl mobile cloud solutions GmbH
  • Gehrmann, Mareike - Taylor Wessing Partnergesellschaft mbB
  • Gora, Stefan - Secorvo Security Consulting GmbH
  • Heyde, Steffen - secunet Security Networks AG
  • Hohenkamp, Iris - MTRIX GmbH
  • Jäger, Hubert - Digital Trust Innovations
  • Kahrs, Malte - MTRIX GmbH
  • Kerbl, Thomas - SEC Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH
  • Kippert, Tobias - TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH
  • Kolmhofer, Robert Prof. Dr., FH Oberösterreich Studienbetriebs GmbH
  • Kowol, Dominik - eperi GmbH
  • Krosta-Hartl, Pamela - LANCOM Systems GmbH
  • Lawicki, Tomasz 
  • Leitner, Alexander - UNINET it-consulting GmbH
  • Liedke-Deutscher, Bernd - TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH
  • Maier, Janosch - Crashtest Security GmbH
  • Martin, Karl-Ulrich - Detack GmbH
  • Menge, Stefan, Achtwerk GmbH & Co. KG
  • Mühlbauer, Holger Dr., Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. (TeleTrusT)
  • Müller, Siegfried - MB connect line GmbH
  • Paulsen, Christian
  • Robin, Markus - SEC Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH
  • Rost, Peter - secunet Security Networks AG
  • Schlensog, Alexander - secunet Security Networks AG
  • Wallaschek, Felix - DETACK GmbH
  • Wüpper, Werner - Wüpper Management Consulting GmbH
  • Zingsheim, André - TÜV TRUST IT GmbH