Updates on the Cyber Solidarity and Cyber Resilience Acts

The Cyber Solidarity Act (Solidarity Act) has moved a step further to becoming a reality. In early December the European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy Committee adopted its draft report on the act and shortly thereafter the representatives of the Member States reached a common position on the text. The Solidarity Act focuses on the EU’s preparedness in relation to cybersecurity incidents, by testing entities in crucial sectors to see how they can better prepare, setting up incident response services and providing for mutual assistance by Member States to those states affected by a cybersecurity incident.

The Council of the EU and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on the text of the Cyber Resilience Act (Resilience Act) which aims:

  1. To create conditions for the development of secure products with digital elements by ensuring that hardware and software products are placed on the market with fewer vulnerabilities and ensuring that manufacturers take security seriously throughout a product’s life cycle; and
  2. To create conditions allowing users to take cybersecurity into account when selecting and using products with digital elements.

The Resilience Act should enter into force early next year and will apply 2-3 years after it enters into force to allow manufacturers the time to comply with the new rules.


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