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EC Opens Consultation on Cybersecurity Draft Laws

PRIVACY LAW—EU

July 24, 2012

The European Commission is seeking comment from governments, businesses and others in drafting new cybersecurity laws, Out-Law.com reports, and could include a provision requiring businesses to report “cyber incidents” affecting their “essential” systems. According to a statement, “The commission is considering the introduction of a requirement to adopt risk management practices and to report security breaches affecting networks and information systems that are critical to the provision of key economic and societal services; e.g. finance, energy, transport and health, and to the functioning of the Internet; e.g. e-commerce, social networking.”
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