“Compliant PCBs demands a Cradle-to-grave Security and Screening”

PCBs are used in a wide range of electronic devices, and compliance requirements vary depending on the industry, the intended use of the device, and the location where it will be sold.

Through data traceability, transparency in all we do, documentation of every step and by attacking the topic systematically, we ensure compliance for our partners.

Below you can read a few points given by our Compliance Manager, Anders Evensen, on what requirements and actions one need to take, to achieve a compliant PCB supply chain.

Imprisonment can be a fact

To obtain a compliant PCB supply chain it requires a systematic approach to ensure all aspects meet the necessary compliance requirements. Why does it matter? As it refers to the act of following rules, regulations, and laws that apply to your business or industry, the consequences of non-compliance could be: Legal and financial penalties, fines, lawsuits and potential imprisonment.

It is essential for businesses to have control over their printed circuit supply chain, data registration and access control to protect data from ending up in the wrong hands. The implementation of a Compliance Program with training, tracking, monitoring and risk analyses is a must. In the world of compliance, recordkeeping is king. As they say, “If it’s not in writing, it did not happen”.

Country of origin of ALL parts

By controlling the supply chain, businesses can ensure that all parts and components used in the production of printed circuits meet the industry standards and regulations set out by the government and other international authorities. This includes controlling the country of origin of all parts in the supply chain and ensuring that the parts meet the applicable regulations. When it comes to compliance “Cradle-to-grave Security and screening” is a given.

Export Control refers to each country’s regulations and procedures to restrict unwanted exports. This includes defining limits on who can export, who can receive, and what items are subject to restrictions. Export Control Compliance (ECC) means adhering to regulations and procedures related to Export Control. Rules and procedures are different from country to country.

Access control, you don’t want all to see your sensitive data

To ensure that the defence industry is compliant with international regulations, businesses must also implement data registration and access control measures. This includes controlling who has access to sensitive data and ensuring that data is stored securely. By controlling who has access to sensitive data, businesses can protect the data from being misused or stolen.

Sounds complicated?

It is, and that’s why you want a partner treating this topic, not with delicate gloves, touching the top of the iceberg. You want a partner that is willing to dig deep in the material, you want us – CONFIDEE, the partner to whom one trusts.

“Compliant PCBs demands a Cradle-to-grave Security and Screening”

Written by: Guro Krossen

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