EU negotiators reach agreement on cybersecurity act

Representatives from the European Commission, Council and Parliament on Monday (10 December) evening banded together to strengthen the bloc’s Cybersecurity efforts, reaching agreement on the EU’s cybersecurity act.

The measures approved will see more resources and greater responsibility afforded to the EU’s cybersecurity agency, ENISA, as well as establishing a certification framework that will set cybersecurity standards for products during the design and development stage.

The Commission is set to draft the scope of products that require obligatory certification, with a list to be finalized by 2023.

“Trust and security are fundamental for our Digital Single Market to work properly,” Vice-President Andrus Ansip, in charge of the Digital Single Market, said in a statement.

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Source: Euroactive