5G security a priority in our EU cyber centre bid, Spain says

Spain has begun jockeying for its candidacy to host the new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre (ECCC), noting that the country’s track record in 5G and connectivity as reasons why it should be considered a frontrunner. A Read More …

Conditional authorisation ‘most likely’ for COVID-19 vaccine, EMA says

The most likely scenario for COVID-19 vaccine candidates in the EU is a one-year conditional marketing authorisation (CMA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) sources have told EURACTIV. A conditional marketing authorisation allows the approval of a medicine or a vaccine that Read More …

EU sanctions Russian hackers over 2015 German parliament attack

The Council of the European Union today announced sanctions imposed on Russian military intelligence officers part of the 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) for their involvement in a 2015 hack of the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag). EU’s Read More …

European Union: Regulation UE 2019/452 On Foreign Direct Investment Comes Into Application

As of yesterday, 11 October 2020, the EU Regulation 2019/452 of 19 March 2019 (“Regulation”) on the control of foreign direct investment is directly applicable in Italy. The aim of the Regulation is to establish a common system among Member Read More …

Biometrics in the limelight in presentation of novel healthcare cybersecurity toolkit

An EU-backed project team presented their holistic approach to cybersecurity for healthcare organisations at the European Association for Biometrics Research Projects Conference 2020. From electronic medical records to teleconsultations, the healthcare industry is becoming more and more digitised. While offering Read More …

Coronavirus second wave: Which countries in Europe are experiencing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases?

Some countries — such as Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Montenegro, North Macedonia — are seeing higher case numbers in August than they did earlier in the year. Belgium, Italy and the UK — among Europe’s worst-hit countries — are seeing Read More …

What Is the EU Cybersecurity Act and What Does It Mean for US-Based Businesses?

During the previous weeks, we provided a thorough overview of the EU NIS Directive, focusing on the Operators of Essential Systems (OES), the Digital Service Providers (DSP) and the compliance frameworks. Our review of the EU cybersecurity policy and strategy Read More …

ETC calls for harmonised European approach to travel restrictions

The European Travel Commission (ETC) is calling on EU governments to better coordinate their COVID-19 recovery efforts by adopting a harmonised approach to lifting or reinstalling restrictions and safety measures, as tourism confidence plummets to a record low across the Read More …

Chinese tech companies could face trouble in Europe

Huawei. TikTok. Who’s next? The United States government this week launched a new phase in its campaign to push back on Chinese technology firms, announcing efforts to block cloud and software companies from China from thriving in the West. The Read More …