CDT submitted these comments on the proposed European Commission’s proposed directive on cyber security. CDT agrees with the European Commission’s motives for proposing EU legislation on cybersecurity – to ensure a high common level of network and information security (NIS). We support the objective of enhancing the level of cybersecurity cooperation and collaboration across the EU. Cybersecurity is clearly a matter that impacts the Single Market, and therefore EU-level action is warranted.
With the above in mind, CDT raises a number of issues regarding the proposed Directive, which we believe need to be addressed by the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers, and the Commission in their further deliberations on this important piece of legislation.