The EU Commission presents next steps in the setting up of the joint cyber unit

1. Background of the proposed changes The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted digitalization and digital interaction at all levels of European society. Along with increased interconnectivity, however, came greater vulnerabilities and threats from a cybersecurity perspective. In order to deliver seamless… Read moreThe EU Commission presents next steps in the setting up of the joint cyber unit

The CJEU delivers its judgement in Case C‑392/19 adding to the jurisprudence on web linking

1. Introduction On September 10, 2020, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar delivered his Opinion in Case C‑392/19 VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, where a request for a preliminary ruling was lodged with the Court of Justice of the European Union… Read moreThe CJEU delivers its judgement in Case C‑392/19 adding to the jurisprudence on web linking

The Cybersecurity Competence Centre starts to take shape – Regulation adopted by the Council of the EU

1. Introduction In the recent years, cybersecurity has become one of the crucial areas that the European Union (“EU”) decided to invest in to get fit for the digital era. In order to acquire leadership and autonomy in this field,… Read moreThe Cybersecurity Competence Centre starts to take shape – Regulation adopted by the Council of the EU

The Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

The Draft law on the adoption of certain measures concerning informatic and communications infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for deployment of 5G networks (the “5G Draft Law”)[1] initiated by the former Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications (“MTIC”)[2]… Read moreThe Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

European Union’s new Cybersecurity Strategy

1. Background Cybersecurity is at the forefront of the European Union (“EU”)’s efforts to build a resilient, green and digital Europe. In this respect, on December 16, 2020, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign… Read moreEuropean Union’s new Cybersecurity Strategy

Loading NIS Directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

1. Introduction In the last years, cybersecurity has become one of the European Commission’s critical priorities. Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the Commission has proposed a revised version (the “Proposal”)… Read moreLoading NIS Directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

How to keep your data safe in the new digital employment environment

1. Introduction Using the digital environment for work related activities entails risks that are enhanced by the continuous digitisation of the society. Such risks include an increase in the number of cyberattacks that can lead to security breaches, including personal… Read moreHow to keep your data safe in the new digital employment environment

Romania is enacting the secondary legislation pertaining to cybersecurity in an effort to avoid european sanctions

1. Background On October 30, 2020, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion[1] regarding Romania’s failure to notify the national measures allowing for the identification of operators, the number of operators of essential services and the thresholds used in the… Read moreRomania is enacting the secondary legislation pertaining to cybersecurity in an effort to avoid european sanctions

Data breach notification under E-privacy Directive and General Data Protection Regulation

Abstract: Data breach notifications were firstly introduced in 2009 by means of amendments to the E-Privacy Directive, where such data breaches occurred in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications service. Further on, GDPR extended data breach notification… Read moreData breach notification under E-privacy Directive and General Data Protection Regulation