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17 EU members late in implementing new cybersecurity directive

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17 EU Member States have been asked to formally transpose the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) into national law. The deadline to implement the necessary laws at national level was 9 May this year, but so far, only 11 countries have indicated that they have done so.

The NIS Directive aims to improve cybersecurity nationally, encourage greater cooperation on cybersecurity at EU-level, and place new obligations for managing risks and reporting incidents on organisations that provide essential services, including digital service providers.

The countries that have been formally notified of the need to transpose the NIS Directive are Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Spain.

More information can be found on the website of the European Commission.

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