The essential requirement as per Article 3, 3. (e) of the RED "Radio equipment shall have security devices to ensure that personal data and the privacy of the user and the subscriber are protected." applies to all equipment that can process personal data, traffic data and location data (Article 1.2, DR (EU) 2022/30), but only if the radio equipment is connected to the internet, equipment used for childcare (e.g. baby monitors), a toy as per Directive 2009/48/EU (Toys Directive), or radio equipment worn on the body or clothing ("wearables").
The essential requirement as per Article 3, 3. (f) of the RED "Radio equipment supports certain functions to protect against fraud." applies to any device that is a radio device connected to the internet and that "enables the owner or user to transfer money, monetary value or virtual currencies [...]" (Article 1.3, DR (EU) 2022/30).
There is no exhaustive list of all affected devices. However, the experts of the VDE Institute will be happy to support you in analyzing whether your product falls under the requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive according to the new Delegated Regulation.
The essential requirements of Article 3.3 (d), (e) and (f) of the Radio Equipment Directive are made mandatory by the Delegated Regulation as understood by the New Legislative Framework. Harmonized standards have not yet been published for the new essential requirements. However, a mandate to the standardization organizations is to be issued shortly. The experts at the VDE Institute are nevertheless prepared. In coordination with the RED Notified Body in the VDE, internal test requirements have been drawn up that already cover the requirements from the Delegated Regulation. An important basis is the ETSI EN 303 645 standard with the corresponding test requirement ETSI TS 103 701, which has already been successfully applied at the VDE for many devices.
If you as a manufacturer wish to declare conformity with Articles 3, 3. (d), (e) and (f) for your radio equipment, you must involve a Notified Body in a mandatory manner until the publication of references of applicable harmonized standards in the Official Journal of the EU (2014/53/EU Article 17, (4)). The VDE Institute is at your disposal, giving you the possibility to obtain an EU-Type Examination Certificate (EU-TEC).
The new regulation has been in force since February 1, 2022, and will be mandatory from August 1, 2024, on. For manufacturers, now is the time to address the new requirements. This is because from August 1, 2024, only products that meet the new essential requirements set out in Article 3, 3. (d), (e) and (f) may be placed on the European market.
The VDE Institute will be happy to help you achieve conformity with these new radio equipment requirements.