On 7 June 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/881 on ENISA (the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) and on information and communications technology cybersecurity certification, also known as the Cybersecurity Act, was given the final go-ahead and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Cybersecurity Act will come into force
On 12 March 2019, the European Parliament issued its first position on the text proposed by the European Commission for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ENISA (the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security), also known as the EU Cybersecurity Act.
Initiatives to build strong EU-wide cybersecurity
The EU Cybersecurity Act was proposed in 2017 to:
i) Provide a permanent mandate for ENISA (to replace its limited mandate that would have expired in 2020);
ii) Allocate more resources to ENISA to enable it to fulfil its goals; and
iii) Establish an EU framework for cybersecurity certification for products, processes and services that will be valid throughout the EU.
The European Parliament, Council and Commission reached an informal trialogue agreement on the proposal of the EU Cybersecurity Act in December last year. Now that the European Parliament adopted its first-reading position, it is expected that the European Council will adopt the proposed Regulation without further amendments. The Regulation will then be published into the EU Official Journal and will enter into force 20 days following that publication.…
On 23 March 2016, European Union Trade Mark Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 came into force. The new Regulation amends Community Trade Mark Regulation 207/2009/EC, and makes a number of procedural and substantive changes to EU trade mark law. Most of the new Regulation’s provisions are effective immediately, with the remainder scheduled to come into force in October 2017.
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A joint US-EU Conference on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data took place in Washington, D.C. and Brussels in March and coincided with the release of a joint US-EU Privacy Statement.
Keynote speeches were delivered by Viviane Reding, the Vice-President of the European Commission; US Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.); and Julie Brill, Commissioner of the…