On March 13, 2014, the European Parliament voted to adopt the draft directive on measures to ensure a uniform level of network and information security (“NIS Directive”). The NIS Directive was proposed by the European Commission on February 7, 2013 as part of its cybersecurity strategy for the European Union. The NIS Directive aims to ensure a uniform level of cybersecurity across the EU. The European Parliament will next negotiate with the Council of the European Union to reach an agreement on the final text of the NIS Directive.

View the European Commission’s press release.