In a recent press release, the German Federal Association for IT Security “TeleTrusT” (Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit) has warned that German and European data protection standards could be lowered through the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). TeleTrusT raised concerns about data protection, IT security as  well as the IT standardization deriving from TTIP. TeleTrusT sees cryptoalgorithms as a particularly sensitive issue and has criticized certain national institutions, such as the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany, for not directly participating in the TTIP negotiations.

TeleTrust Press Release