European Data Protection Digest

EC Releases Proposed Cybersecurity Directive

DATA PROTECTION—EU

February 7, 2013

The European Commission has released a proposal for a directive “concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security (NIS) across the union,” reports Harriet Pearson, CIPP/US, in Hogan Lovells’ Chronicle of Data Protection. The Proposed Cybersecurity Directive would require member states to develop a national NIS strategy; create a “national competent authority on the security of NIS”; create a “computer emergency response team”; create data breach notification obligations; implement a “cooperation network,” and create an NIS committee.
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