EU Council recommends extending deadline for implementing new cybersecurity law

Ministers from EU member countries agree to give nations and companies, including life science firms, an additional sixth months for the implementation of the extensive cybersecurity directive, NIS2. "The stakes are high," says Slovenian Minister.

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BRUSSELS – When the EU's 27 member countries begin implementing the new, potentially extensive cybersecurity directive, NIS2, they will have a two-year period to do so, as agreed to by European Council on Friday.

The Council agreed to this deadline in response to the European Parliament, which has previously adopted the opinion that new rules should come into force after a year and a half at the latest.

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