Date Tag News Link to Source
December 16 Artificial Intelligence The European Parliament Research Service published a study on biometrics and AI, with recommendations for the draft Artificial Intelligence Act. Link.
December 15 Cybersecurity The UK Government published its 2022 National Cyber Strategy.  The strategy is built around five core pillars:
  • strengthening the UK cyber ecosystem, investing in our people and skills and deepening the partnership between government, academia and industry;
  • building a resilient and prosperous digital UK, reducing cyber risks so businesses can maximize the economic benefits of digital technology and citizens are secure online and confident that their data is protected;
  • taking the lead in the technologies vital to cyber power, building our industrial capability and developing frameworks to secure future technologies;
  • advancing UK global leadership and influence for a more secure, prosperous and open international order, working with government and industry partners and sharing the expertise that underpins UK cyber power; and
  • detecting, disrupting and deterring our adversaries to enhance UK security in and through cyberspace, making more integrated, creative and routine use of the UK’s full spectrum of levers .
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December 15 Cybersecurity The European Commission, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (“ENISA”), CERT-EU and the network of the EU national computer security incident response teams issued a joint statement on the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of the open source Java logging package Log4j, which is maintained by the Apache Software Foundation.   Many EU Member State cybersecurity authorities issued their own statements.  The UK National Cyber Security Centre also issued a statement. Link.

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December 14 Digital Services The European Parliament committee adopted a position on the Digital Services Act proposal. Link.
December 14 Other The European Commission Joint Research Centre published a report on trustworthy autonomous vehicles. Link.
December 14 Artificial Intelligence The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (“ENISA”) published a report on artificial intelligence called “Securing Machine Learning Algorithm”. EU: Link.
December 6 Cybersecurity The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (“ENISA”) published a report on Sim Swapping Fraud. Link.
December 6 Other The European Commission published the results of its open public consultation on Data Act. Link.
December 3 Cybersecurity The Council of the EU adopted a new version of the “NIS2” Directive, which will replace the current directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS directive).  The directive sets out measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the EU, to further improve the resilience and incident response capacities of both the public and private sector and the EU as a whole. Link.
December 1 Cybersecurity The UK National Cyber Security Center announced that it will introduce the biggest update to Cyber Essentials technical controls since its launch.  Cyber Essentials is a cybersecurity scheme backed by the UK government.  The UK National Cyber Security Center also announced that it changed the pricing structure of the scheme. Link.

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December 1 Cybersecurity The European Parliament published a progress report on the NIS2 Directive. Link.

 

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Daniel Cooper heads up the firm’s growing Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice in London, and counsels clients in the information technology, pharmaceutical research, sports and financial services industries, among others, on European and UK data protection, data retention and freedom of information laws…

Daniel Cooper heads up the firm’s growing Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice in London, and counsels clients in the information technology, pharmaceutical research, sports and financial services industries, among others, on European and UK data protection, data retention and freedom of information laws, as well as associated information technology and e-commerce laws and regulations. Mr. Cooper also regularly counsels clients with respect to Internet-related liabilities under European and US laws. Mr. Cooper sits on the advisory boards of a number of privacy NGOs, privacy think tanks, and related bodies.