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Stacy Young

Stacy Young is an associate in the London office. She advises technology and life sciences companies across a range of privacy and regulatory issues spanning AI, clinical trials, data protection and cybersecurity.

Last month, the European Commission published a draft Implementing Regulation (“IR”) under the EU’s revised Network and Information Systems Directive (“NIS2”). The draft IR applies to entities in the digital infrastructure sector, ICT service management and digital service providers (e.g., cloud computing providers, electronic communications service providers, and online social networks). It sets out further detail on (i) the specific cybersecurity risk-management measures those entities must implement; and (ii) when an incident affecting those entities is considered to be “significant”. Once finalized, it will apply from October 18, 2024.

Many companies may be taken aback by the granular nature of some of the technical measures listed and the criteria to determine if an incident is significant and reportable – especially coming so close to the October deadline for Member States to start applying their national transpositions of NIS2.

The IR is open for feedback via the Commission’s Have Your Say portal until July 25.

  1. Cybersecurity risk-management measures

The Annex to the draft IR sets out further detail on the cybersecurity risk-management measures referred to in Article 21(2) of NIS2 that covered entities must implement.

As a general matter, the IR states that relevant entities should take a proportionate approach to applying these measures, and implement alternatives that achieve the same purpose if a specific measure is unsuitable (e.g., if a particular covered entity is small).Continue Reading NIS2: Commission Publishes Long-Awaited Draft Implementing Regulation On Technical And Methodological Requirements And Significant Incidents

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The declaration acknowledges the revolutionary potential of quantum computing, which uses quantum mechanics principles and quantum bits known as “qubits”