As part of its “Digital Agenda”, the German Federal Government recently adopted its draft law for better IT security in companies and official bodies, especially in the field of critical infrastructure such as energy supply. At the same time, the Government presented a report on IT security in Germany for 2014, warning against cyber-attacks that are carried out ever more often and more professionally. The draft, among other things, stipulates minimum security standards as well as reporting obligations for operators and providers of communication systems. The draft has previously been criticized by consumer associations and German Privacy Commissioners for insufficient protection of privacy rights.

German Federal Data Protection Authority press release