Be a member

Who can be a member of the PEMEA Consortium. Commitments.

The following entities can be part of the PEMEA Consortium

  • The PSAPs

  • Other public emergency management organizations

  • The PEMEA Trusting partners

 

If you become a member, you will be committed to:

  • Assist to pre-scheduled monthly calls with the rest of the members of the PEMEA consortium: to update and be updated about the new potential applications in the market which could potentially improve the attention of emergencies, the new connected apps and PSAPs of different countries/regions which improve the scope of the PEMEA network, the quality and functional improvements performed by the PEMEA network, etc.

  • Contribute with new requirements for the PEMEA network, which could come from new regulation in your country or best practices you can suggest.

  • Review the new requirements and good practices suggested by other members for the PEMEA network and vote for their approval.

  • Vote the incorporation of new members for the PEMEA consortium

Any of the entities belonging to these groups may apply for membership through the following form:

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Your approval as a member will be voted by the components of the PEMEA Consortium at the monthly meeting following your application.

Legal responsibility of the PEMEA Consortium and PEMEA entities

Information provided via PEMEA to a PSAP is what is termed “ancillary call data”, that is, it is provided on a best effort basis.

PEMEA places the responsibility for the accuracy of any user information on the Application Provider who in turn places it on the user. An AP must not knowingly allow a user to provide false information and should take actions to prevent any such users from gaining access to the PEMEA network.

The PEMEA consortium takes all necessary care and precautions to ensure that entities that connect to the PEMEA network are tested and trusted according to the PEMEA trust model but ultimately takes no responsibility for the data transferred across the PEMEA network.  There is no legal responsibility on the PEMEA Consortium or any PEMEA entity to guarantee the delivery of or correctness of any information provided.

The PEMEA consortium will take swift action to deactivate any PEMEA entities found to be in misbehaving. This deactivation will take the form of having them removed from the valid PEMEA entities list. This removal may be permanent or temporary depending on the nature of the issue. The PEMEA consortium is not responsible for any loss of revenue or reputation as a result of a permanent or temporary deactivation, the PEMEA consortium exists solely for the protection of the PEMEA network.

Privacy and Data Protection issues

While PEMEA addresses security issue of authentication by using X.509 certificates and authorization using a white list of valid entities, it does not address the Privacy and Data Protection procedure at the PSAPs and App, to ensure the privacy and data protection of the citizens in accordance with the rules laid down in the European regulation (General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679)).

A companion document to this one is the PEMEA GDPR Conformance Guidelines, providing explicit guidelines that must be followed by all PEMEA nodes to ensure that the overall network conforms with GDPR. Part of the testing that is performed on all new nodes entering the PEMEA network is that they conform the GDPR rules. Any audit demonstrating that and entity does not conform with these guidelines shall not be granted access to the PEMEA network or may existing access revoked.