European data protection watchdog calls for clear definition of cyber security and cyber threats terms

The European Commission should more clearly define what cyber security incidents and threats organisations have to guard against under proposed new laws, an EU privacy body has said.The laws will force organisations to defend against certain attacks under legislative proposals likely to be detailed before the end of this year. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), which advises EU institutions on privacy issues, said (6-page / 61KB PDF) that the Commission should clarify exactly what will be covered by new laws.

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