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NIS Directive to be Implemented in UK Despite Brexit

by Reed Smith on

In January, the UK government confirmed that it will be implementing the EU’s Network and Information Security Directive (NIS Directive) regardless of Brexit. EU countries have until 9 May 2018 to implement the Directive into...more

Privacy and Data Breach Concerns in Cloud Computing Developments in the EU

by Locke Lord LLP on

Over the last few years Europe has increased its focus on cloud computing, and several organizations, working groups and policies have been set up to encourage its expansion and increased usage at the EU level. For...more

The Digital Download - Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Newsletter – August 2016

by Alston & Bird on

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Published, Commencing Two-Year Countdown to Application. One of the most important EU legislative initiatives in recent years, and a landmark in privacy regulation worldwide, the GDPR...more

European Commission Publishes Communication on Cybersecurity

by Reed Smith on

On 5 July, the European Commission (“EC”) published a communication outlining measures to improve resilience to cyber incidents, improve cooperation and information sharing, and promote innovation and competition in the...more

Cybersecurity in Europe: New Obligations for “Essential” and “Digital” Services

by K&L Gates LLP on

On July 7 the Plenary of the European Parliament (EP) gave its final approval to the Network and Information Security Directive (“NIS Directive” or “Directive”) after three years of discussions. The full text of the Directive...more

EU Cyber Security and Incident Notification Rules Enacted

On July 6, 2016, the European Parliament adopted the first-ever pan-European law on cyber security. The law, entitled the "Directive on the Security of Network and Information Systems" (NIS Directive), imposes security...more

The Network and Information Security Directive: Serious Cyber Attacks Will Require Notification

by Reed Smith on

The Council of the European Union adopted the EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive (the ‘Directive’) 17 May, ready for final adoption by the European Parliament. The Directive, initially proposed in 2013, has...more

European Council Adopts the Network and Information Security Directive

by Alston & Bird on

On May 17, 2016, the European Council formally adopted its position at first reading of the Network and Information Security Directive (“NIS Directive”). The objective of the NIS Directive is to increase cooperation between...more

Data Security in the Financial Industry: Five Key Developments to Keep An Eye on in 2016

by BakerHostetler on

According to a 2015 report on threats to the financial services sector, 41% of financial services organizations polled had experienced a data breach or failed a compliance audit in the previous year, and 57% listed preventing...more

Cyber Alert: Global Cybersecurity Spotlight: Germany

by Alston & Bird on

Following nearly two years of negotiations, the European Parliament and European Council finally reached agreement on the Network and Information Security Directive (“NIS Directive”) in December 2015.1 The Directive will...more

The Digital Download - Privacy & Data Security Monthly Newsletter - January 2016

by Alston & Bird on

Senior Counsel Peter Swire to Debate European Privacy Activist Max Schrems. The debate, set to take place on January 26 in Brussels, will highlight key differences between certain European and U.S. attitudes towards U.S....more

EU Directive On Cybersecurity Agreed

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 18 December 2015, the agreed text of the Network and Information Security Directive (the NIS Directive) was released. With cybersecurity firmly established as a key business risk, the introduction of specific laws in this...more

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