The EU’s Radio Equipment Directive (RED) was introduced in 2016 to establish manufacturing standards for radio products relating to their health and safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and efficient use of the radio spectrum.
Manufacturers and distributors of radio equipment who wish to sell to the EU’s 500 million consumers must prove their compliance by affixing a RED CE mark to their products. It also provides the basis for further regulation governing some additional aspects. These include technical features for the protection of privacy, personal data and against fraud.
The Radio Equipment Directive also provides the basis for further regulation covering aspects such as:
- Protection of personal data
- Protection against fraud
- Access to emergency services
- Compliance of combined radio software and equipment