EU Cyber Security Directive expected to enter into force in August

The European Union is preparing to have the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive (Cyber Security Directive) in force from August 2016. The EU Presidency has announced that the Council adopted its position in its first reading on 17 May. The Council will transmit its position to the European Parliament, which is expected to vote during its plenary session in early July. This would allow the Directive to enter into force in August.

EU Member States will then have 21 months to implement the Directive into national law. The European Commission has already been making necessary steps to prepare the ground for the Directive’s implementation, the Presidency says.

See PL&B International Report, issue 139, February 2016, for a detailed analysis of this Directive’s provisions.