0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

cyber directive - call for evidence

24 May 2013

At our recent in house lawyer seminars we discussed the proposed European Commission directive for network and information security.

The UK Government has issued a call for evidence in relation to the proposed directive, and is preparing an initial impact assessment on its potential effects on the UK.

The proposed directive will oblige all EU member states to produce a national cybersecurity strategy and a computer emergency response team to help organisations respond to computer security incidents and advise on reducing the threat exposure.

Member states would face mandatory information sharing, and would see the creation of a EU cooperation plan and early warnings for cyber incidents, in addition to the requirement to report to a ‘competent authority’ any security breaches that have a significant impact on the provision of services.

This would impact on a number of sectors, including public administration, finance, energy, transport and health sectors and ‘enablers of internet society services’ i.e. app stores, cloud service providers, social networks and e-payment providers.

related opinions

GP contracts: updated expectations and contracting issues

On 9 July NHS England and NHS Improvement issued a letter to primary medical contractors and commissioners updating them on service expectations and contracting issues.

View blog

“Caution” is now the watchword when it comes to directly awarding public sectors contracts

The judicial review proceedings brought by the Good Law Project against the Department of Health and Social Care in relation to the £108m contract the Department awarded for PPE in April are about to shine a light on Regulation 32(2)(c) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

View blog

Retail ATMs and business rates: clarity at last!

Judgement has been handed down for the seminal case of Cardtronics UK Ltd and others (Respondents) v Sykes and others (Valuation Officers) (Appellants) [2020] UKSC 21.

View blog

The impact of coronavirus on the management of complaints and serious incident investigations in the NHS

Given the significant challenges and resource implications of the coronavirus on all NHS staff, how should Trusts manage and respond to complaints and Serious Incident Investigations? Do the relevant time limits still apply?

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up