European Parliament votes to approve NIS2 Directive

10/11/2022 | European Parliament

European Parliament has voted 577-6 to approve the NIS2 Directive, an updated framework based on the EU Network and Information Security Directive. Parliament said that the directive introduces new provisions and increased obligations concerning "incident response, supply chain security, encryption and vulnerability disclosure" for private and many public entities. Dutch Member of European Parliament Bart Groothuis said, "Ransomware and other cyber threats have preyed on Europe for far too long. We need to act to make our businesses, governments and society more resilient to hostile cyber operations." The legislation now awaits approval from the Council of the European Union.

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