BSI is creating a trusted framework to shape, share, embed and support innovation, and the safe and reliable use of new technology, data and devices. As with many growing areas of technology, the market currently lacks accepted best practice and clear standards. The approach BSI has developed to underpin standards in the digital economy, promotes national digital resilience and trust in e-commerce.
Apart from being an active partner with UK organizations in promoting digital resilience and transformation, BSI, with the support of the UK Government, has established the Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN), a community of 52 of the 54 NSBs from the Commonwealth nations. The CSN is a collaborative network that supports trade, economic growth and prosperity throughout the Commonwealth, by promoting increased awareness, development and use of international standards. Furthermore, BSI has been providing technical assistance to empower partner NSBs to support their governments in achieving their public policy objectives, and SMEs in their transformation processes.
Through being a member of the eTrade for all network, BSI is exploring how the BSI experience in supporting digital transformation, can be disseminated to the developing world. BSI has published a whitepaper, which examines the role of standards in supporting the transition to a digital economy and in facilitating digital trade, based on the needs of developing countries.