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U.K. government seeks views on NIS Directive

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 8, 2017

The U.K. government this week published a consultation seeking views on its plans to implement the EU’s Network and Information Systems Directive, which is due to come into force in May 2018.

As reliance on technology grows, the impact of system failures and opportunities for cyber-attacks increases. “We need to secure our technology, data, and networks in order to keep our businesses, citizens, and public services protected,” the U.K. government stated. The government said it supports the aims of the directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) and sets out in its consultation the proposed implementation approach in the United Kingdom.

“The NIS Directive will help make sure U.K....

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