Cybersecurity laws to be updated to boost UK protection from cyber attacks

The UK’s cybersecurity laws will be updated to require outsourced IT providers to meet security standards as part of efforts to better protect supply chains, the Government has announced. The Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations will be updated so Read More …

Australia: Government considers making cyber ransom payments illegal after Medibank hack

It could soon be illegal for companies that fall victim to data breaches to pay ransoms to the hackers. The home affairs minister, Clare O’Neil, confirmed the government was examining whether new laws were needed to stop ransom payments in Read More …

Europe moves closer to stricter cybersecurity standards, reporting regs

Europe has moved closer toward new cybersecurity standards and reporting rules following a provisional network and information systems agreement dubbed NIS2 by the European Council and Parliament. Once approved, NIS2 will replace the current Directive on Security of Network and Read More …

Indian government wants VPNs to store and share user data

A new directive from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) requires VPN companies to retain data on users for 5 years or more. The rule also applies to data centres Read More …

UK: Online Safety Bill – Updated proposals will make UK safest place to go online, government says

Laws that will require social media sites and tech firms to prevent users being exposed to harmful content are being introduced to parliament after several major updates.++ Additions to the bill include the power to hold executives criminally liable if Read More …

Australia’s cyber laws potentially harmful to security: Critical Infrastructure community

A slew of Australia’s critical infrastructure service providers and union groups have lambasted the federal government’s critical infrastructure cyber laws due to it requiring organisations to install third-party software onto their systems if they are deemed to not be “technically Read More …

Russia labels Meta an ‘extremist’ organization, bans Instagram

Russia’s Investigative Committee, the nation’s peak criminal and anti-corruption investigation body, has opened a probe into whether Meta is an extremist organization. The move follows Meta’s decision last week to relax rules about exhortations to commit violence posted to its Read More …