In August 2017, the Department for Digital, Cultural, Media and Sport issued a public consultation on its plans to implement the Network and Information Systems Directive (the Directive) – also known as the Cyber Security Directive – into UK legislation by 9 May 2018. We highlighted some of the key proposals in Consultation on the Implementation of the Cyber Security Directive. The Government’s response has now been published.
Over 350 responses were received to the consultation showing broad support for the Government’s approach but also highlighting concerns which the Government has tried to address as set out in its response to public consultation: Security of network and Information Systems, January 2018 (the Response). Some areas in which there have been key changes to the original proposals are highlighted below.
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