Consultation outcome

EU directive on network and information security: call for evidence

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This call for evidence provided data for the BIS impact assessment on the proposal for the EU Network and Information Security Directive. As negotiations continue, BIS may publish further documents in regards to amendments on the Directive and seek views from UK stakeholders on these changes.

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

This evidence, in addition to the evidence gathered in discussions and the workshop that we held for a range of interested parties, will contribute to help the UK’s position in the ongoing European Union negotiations and feed into a qualitative impact assessment.

Original consultation

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Seeks evidence on the potential effect of the EU directive on network and information security.


Consultation description

The European Commission published a proposal for a directive for network and information security on 7 February 2013. This was accompanied by a cyber security strategy that contains non-legislative measures on a broad range of issues. These documents can be found on the European Commission website.

The government is preparing an initial impact assessment on the potential effects of the directive in the UK and is launching this call for evidence to gather data to inform the evidence base for this assessment.

The prefered way to submit evidence is via the online response form, but you can submit evidence in a number of ways as explained in the document.