New guidance explains information security legislation throughout Europe

We have recently published free guidance on our website concerning the the EU Data Protection Directive and proposed General Data Protection Regulation, the Cybersecurity Strategy, and the NIS Directive.

The new content offers a unique aggregation of information, including details of the acts, key requirements, penalties and advice on compliance. To create this content, IT governance used their insight into the EU data protection industry, primary sources of all the legislation and various relevant sources. Comparably comprehensive free information is unavailable elsewhere on the web.

Follow the links below for more information:

European HackThe Data Protection Directive and General Data Protection Regulation >>

The European Data Protection Directive was adopted in 1995 to regulate the processing of personal data in the EU. It was amended in 2003 and will be superseded by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when that is adopted in – it is estimated – late 2014. Find more on the transition period, compliance guidance and proposed penalties here >>



Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive >>

The NIS Directive aims to improve cyber security in the EU. Read more about the proposed guidelines and advice on introducing a cyber security framework in your business here >>



Padlock and ChainCybersecurity Strategy >>

Published jointly by the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in 2013, this strategy ‘clarifies the principles that should guide cybersecurity policy in the EU and internationally.’ Read more here >>


Organisations throughout Europe will need to implement a robust ISMS in order to comply with the GDPR when it is finalised at the end of 2014 (there will be a two-year transition period) and many other cyber security legislation. There has been much discussion around the GDPR (formally known as the Data Protection Directive) and this new content hopes to dispel any myths and provide accurate information to organisations looking for compliance advice.

Read more into creating a robust ISMS to strengthen your cyber security posture and supporting your compliance with multiple European information security legislation with ISO27001, the international information security Standard.

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