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Council and European Parliament reach agreement on NIS Directive

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose Fulbright

On December 7, 2015, the Council of the European Union (the Council) reached an informal agreement with the European Parliament on a new EU directive on network and information security (NISD).

The agreement marks the conclusion of two years of work, since the European Commission (the Commission) and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published a strategy for ‘An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace’ and proposed a directive in 2013. Once adopted, likely in early 2016, EU Member States will have 21 months to adopt the necessary national provisions to comply with the … Continue Reading

South Africa’s new Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose Fulbright

The South African Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill expands on the original sections of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (ECTA) with the creation of 20 new cybercrime offences.  This illustrates the extent to which technology is being used for unlawful purposes and the need to protect yourself in your activities online.  Comments on the Bill are due by Monday, 30 November 2015.… Continue Reading