The German Common Criteria Certification Scheme of the Federal Office for Information Technology Security (OSI) has defined, taking into account the ratification of the revised CCRA, its policy on how Collaborative Protection Profiles (PPCs) can be used in their system in relation to the national and European context. International mutual recognition of certificates under the conditions of the CCRA is based on assessments that claim compliance with CPPs or level 1 to 2 assessment assurance levels. SOGIS-MRA members mutually recognize certificates up to level 4 or higher assessment for defined technical areas. Eurosmart is committed to developing the mutual recognition regime in all Member States without compromising the quality of the requirements and the evaluation methodology. Certificates recognised under this Agreement shall be issued with the following sign: SOG-IS Mutual Recognition operates in the EEA and processes different security products in a number of IoT areas, such as: European Mutual Recognition Agreement (SOG-IS) The Verison 3 SOG-IS European Mutual Recognition Agreement (SOG-IS MRA), which will enter into force from April 2010, offers a multi-probing of the common Criteria and ITSEC certificates on a rating level basis for all products. For products related to certain technical areas, a higher level of recognition is provided for evaluation levels beyond EAL 4 (or E3-basic). This agreement was signed by Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The current list of signatory countries, approved certification schemes and the list of technical areas for greater recognition are available under www.sogis.eu. The IT security of products is essential to strengthen the trust of citizens, businesses and administrations in the digital society, especially as the protection of privacy on the internet has become a growing concern in the EU. Several EU laws now require highly secure certification of IT security products. Supporting PPs are developed by European standards bodies or other bodies, as recommended BY SOG-IS MRA and used by SOG-IS MRA member programmes. . .