EU Cybersecurity Directives

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European Parliament, Commission, and Council reach deal on draft text of Network and Information Security Directive, the first...

European authorities reached a provisional agreement on the Network and Information Security Directive, the first-ever EU-wide cybersecurity standards. Press releases from the European Parliament, European Commission, and...more

EU’s Network and Information Security Directive: Regulating “operators of essential services” and “digital service providers”

The European Union continues to move forward with a proposed unified framework to strengthen network and information security systems across its member countries. On December 18, 2015, the Permanent Representatives Committee...more

EU Cyber Security Directive (CSD) Introduces Cross Sector Data Breach Notification

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have agreed on the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. Under the new measure, internet companies such as Google, Amazon, eBay and Cisco, but not social...more

MEPs Agree to Europe’s First-Ever EU Cybersecurity Law

On December 7th, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers provisionally agreed to the text of the long awaited network and information security directive also...more

European Union Advocate General Calls For High Court to Rule U.S.-EU Data Sharing Program Invalid

In an opinion that has the potential to seriously disrupt how U.S. companies can share data from Europe, on September 23, Advocate General (AG) Yves Bot of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared that the...more

Consumer Protection Organization Petitions FTC To Enforce U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework

On August 14, the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) announced that it filed a complaint with the FTC claiming that 30 U.S. companies are compiling, using, and sharing EU consumers’ personal information without their...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2013

In This Issue: - European Commission Proposes Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor: In our November Privacy & Cybersecurity Update,1 we reported that the European Commission was undertaking a review of the U.S.-EU...more

What The Cybersecurity Executive Order Means For The Rest Of Us

If you are the CEO of Google, Facebook, Verizon, Comcast, Exxon or Boeing, don’t read this. You have a team of lawyers working for you who have already spent hours analyzing President Obama’s Cybersecurity executive order...more

European Commission Publishes Cybersecurity Strategy and a Proposed Directive on Network and Information Security that Would...

On 7 February 2013, the European Commission published two cybersecurity documents designed to provide a comprehensive vision of how European Union Member States, national authorities, and private industry will prevent and...more

Latest EU Proposal Will Force More Companies to Disclose Data Breaches

(LONDON) The European Commission recently published a draft “Cybersecurity Directive” which aims to increase the level of preparedness across the EU to deal with threats to network and information security. The Directive...more

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