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Germany - Revised IT Security Bill

Published On: 20 March 2015

A revised bill on IT security (the Bill), the aim of which is to improve the protection offered against IT security risks, was read by in the German Bundestag on 20 March 2015.

The future of the Bill remains to be seen, particularly in the face of criticism that it is inconsistent with the German Constitution and the risks posed by varying regulations in the EU in the context of changes that are proposed under the Regulation.

A copy of the Bill is available here (German).

What action could be taken to manage risks that may arise from this development?

Companies should keep track of the progress of the Bill because it enacted it may impact IT securities policies and procedures in Germany.

Part of our Information Security and Data Protection Newsletter and our Information Security and Data Protection Newsletter for Financial Services.

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