On 10 December 2015, we blogged that the European Parliament, Council of the EU and European Commission had reached agreement on the first EU-wide legislation on cyber security (NIS Directive).

The Council has now formally adopted the NIS Directive.

To conclude the EU legislative procedure, the NIS Directive must be approved by the European Parliament at second reading. The NIS Directive is expected to enter into force in August 2016.

View Council adopts Cybersecurity Directive, 17 May 2016