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Volume: 3 Issue: 9
(September 2017)

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changes uk cyber security regulation necessary overkill 8 august 2017 uk government published consultation implementation network information systems (‘nis directive

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Changes to UK cyber security regulation: necessary or overkill?

On 8 August 2017 the UK Government published a consultation on the implementation of the Network and Information Systems (‘NIS’) Directive into UK law. The NIS Directive does not apply to communications providers (‘CPs’), to the extent that CPs do not provide digital services; however with CPs having security obligations under the Communications Act 2003, Ofcom has over the summer launched a consultation on its plans to update its guidance on the security requirements in the Communications Act. Emma Wright and Chris Benn of Kemp Little LLP review both consultations and ask to what extent these changes are necessary.

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