The Network and Information security (NIS) Directive – which was put forward in 2013 by the Commission and aims at increasing cooperation between member states and laying down security obligations for operators of essential services and digital service providers – still awaits for the European Parliament second reading.
An informal agreement on the proposal was reached with the Parliament and the deal was confirmed by the Permanent Representatives Committee on December 18, 2015 (see here). The text then went legal-linguistic revision and was adopted by the Council at first reading. The legislative procedure should be concluded by the end of spring 2016. See here.
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