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The latest round up of legal and regulatory developments and other news on cybersecurity from the Datonomy blogging team at Olswang LLP. EU policy and regulatory developments
  • Network and Information Security Directive: Last week the MLex service (subscription required) reported on the EU Commission’s continued effort to include key web services in the list of companies who would, under the proposed NISD, have to notify authorities whenever their systems have been hacked or otherwise compromised. Social networks, search engines, online payment facilitators, e-commerce platforms, cloud-computing services and app stores would be within scope the under the draft originally proposed by the Commission in 2013, along with more conventional critical infrastructure providers.  The extended definition, which could catch approximately 1,400 internet companies based in Europe, continues to be hotly debated by state governments, EU parliamentarians (who have voted to keep web services out of scope)  and industry leaders (with the Internet and IT … Continue Reading ››
On August 19, 2014, more than one year after the first draft bill of an IT Security Act, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior has published the new draft bill of the Act, aimed at boosting the security of information technology systems. The full title of the legislation is “Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Erhöhung der Sicherheit informationstechnischer Systeme" (IT Sicherheitsgesetz) (“IT Security Act”). The new rules are still subject to change but look likely to come into force in early 2015. General overview In fact, the IT Security Act will not be an individual law, but will amend the Act on the Federal Office for Information Security, the Telecommunication Act, the Telemedia Act and the Act on the Federal Criminal Police Office as well as the Act on the German Federal Office of Information Security. The IT Security Act contains five central topics and provides for:
Datonomy has been reading the draft report of Rapporteur Jan Philipp Albrecht on the proposed Data Protection Regulations – all 215 pages of it!  The full report (available here) was discussed today by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament and although it is not binding on the Committee or on the Parliament itself, it will carry significant weight during the upcoming negotiation phase of the draft Regulation. What is clear from the report is that both the Commission and the Rapporteur are strongly supportive of radical reform to the current data protection regime. After the report was published Vivianne Reding, EC Commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, tweeted that she is "looking forward to swift adoption by both EP [the European Parliament] and Council" of the new data protection regulation. Momentum is building. The helpful: