European Parliament Vote Calls For Better Handling Of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

BY Heather Greenfield
July 10, 2018

Brussels — Today, the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) adopted its report on the proposed EU Cybersecurity Act. The report includes provisions to  improve how EU Member States manage cybersecurity vulnerabilities to avoid large-scale exploitation of software vulnerabilities as seen during the “WannaCry” attack.  Negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission on the draft EU law are expected to start after the summer recess.

The following can be attributed to CCIA Senior Manager Alexandre Roure:

“We commend MEPs for addressing software vulnerability disclosure to prevent cyber criminals from harming Europe’s economy and wider society. We urge Member States to support Parliament’s position on this matter in the final negotiations.”

For media inquiries, please contact: Heather Greenfield hgreenfield@ccianet.org

Related Articles

CCIA Welcomes New Momentum towards Global Tax Reform at G20 Finance Ministers Meeting

Feb 26, 2021

Brussels, BELGIUM — A meeting of G20 Finance Ministers today showed strong signs of broad support for reaching an agreement this year on global tax reforms through the OECD  negotiations. This was the first meeting with incoming U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who stated the U.S. “was committed to the multilateral discussions on both pillars…

EU Council e-Privacy Agreement Paves Way for Final Negotiations, CCIA Urges Further Improvements

Feb 10, 2021

Brussels, BELGIUM — The EU Member States (“EU Council”) today approved a joint position on the e-Privacy Regulation, originally proposed in 2017. This decision paves the way for final negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission. The proposed e-Privacy Regulation entails new privacy rules that will affect how Europeans consume online services from…