EU States Given 2 Years To Implement Cyberattack Reforms

Law360, New York (July 23, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT) -- The European Council on Monday approved a cybersecurity directive that will increase penalties for hackers and for companies that benefit from cyberattacks, giving member states two years to implement the measure into their national legislation.

The council's approval of the directive, which was adopted by the European Parliament on July 4, begins the two-year clock for member states to set up mechanisms to comply with their new obligations to enhance criminal penalties for cyberattacks and to respond more quickly to urgent requests for help in responding...
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