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The NIS Directive: the principles in practice

The EU’s Directive on the Security of Network and Information Systems (‘NIS’) must be implemented into local law by 9 May 2018, with the aim of securing network and information systems of operators of essential services and digital service providers. The UK Government recently completed a consultation that it began in August 2017 to obtain views on its proposals for implementing NIS. James Walsh of Fieldfisher LLP considers the UK Government’s response and the practical issues facing UK businesses, and comments that while some progress has been made, businesses may find that the Government’s revised approach creates more questions than answers.

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