The Committee of Permanent Representatives has reached agreement with the European Parliament on the Network and Information Security Directive (NIS Directive) which aims to strengthen network and information systems across the EU. The NIS Directive will impose a number of security obligations on operators of essential services and on digital service providers. The next stage will be for the text of the NIS Directive to be formally approved by the European Council and Parliament (expected in the Spring) after which Member States will have just over two years to transcribe the provisions into national law and identify the essential services that will be subject to the new rules.

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