Germany Issues Revised Draft Cybersecurity Law

Hunton & Williams write:

On August 19, 2014, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior published a revised draft cybersecurity law (the “Draft Law”). An earlier version of the law was published in March 2013. The Draft Law is intended to serve as a cornerstone of Germany’s recently-announced digital agenda.

“Critical Infrastructure” and Security Requirements

The revised Draft Law will amend a number of laws and provisions relating to IT security. All companies subject to the Draft Law will be responsible for specifically protecting their IT systems against cyber attacks and cyber crime. According to the Draft Law, the German Federal Office for Information Security’s (“BSI’s”) Federal Act will be amended to extend its scope to include so-called “critical infrastructures.”

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