Monday February 17, 2020

Google, Facebook at centre of EU clash over cyber-attack law

5th June, 2015
Companies would be required to notify local government agencies in the event of a cyber incident

Google and Facebook are caught in the middle of a clash between European Union lawmakers on whether the US technology giants should be covered by rules forcing companies to report cyber attacks to government agencies in the 28-nation bloc.

While the European Commission wants search engines and social networks included in a revamped law on network and information security, some lawmakers favour a more streamlined approach focusing on critical infrastructure such as banks and power...

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