EU Parliament Frees Google, Others From Cybersecurity Plan

Law360, New York (March 13, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The European Parliament on Thursday backed a plan to force critical infrastructure companies to conduct risk assessments and divulge security breaches, but it removed a contentious provision that would have subjected “Internet enablers” such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. to the proposed directive.

In a 521-22 vote, with 25 abstentions, the Parliament approved a narrowed version of the directive on network and information security that the European Commission floated in February 2013 to bolster the bloc's online defenses.

The version put forth by the commission...
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