EU Cybersecurity Proposal Grows Divide With US

Law360, New York (February 11, 2013, 8:18 PM EST) -- The European Union's recent plan to better the bloc's online defenses will likely deepen the divide between Europe and the U.S. on matters of cybersecurity, further frustrating companies like Google Inc. and IBM Corp. that fear they will end up saddled with competing and vague reporting requirements, attorneys say.

Claiming that private companies don't have enough incentive to invest in effective cybersecurity solutions on their own, the European Commission floated a proposed directive Thursday that would require some companies to conduct risk assessments and report significant...
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