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A fourth trilogue meeting to agree the Network and Information Security Directive (NISD) took place yesterday, 29 June.  The Council’s Latvian Presidency, whose term ends today, published this release heralding the “breakthrough” in talks with the European Parliament to finalise the law. However, this is an “understanding on the main principles” of the Directive, rather than an agreement on the final text. The most controversial aspect of the proposal – namely the extent to which online platforms should be subject to the new requirements on breach reporting – does not appear to have been fully resolved. The press release states that: “It was agreed that digital service platforms would be treated in a different manner from essential services.  The details will be discussed at a technical level.”  It is unclear at this stage just how differently, and what this might mean in practice.   The UK is one of the Member States … Continue Reading ››