New Political Agreement on the Cybersecurity Act Proposal Welcomed by European Commissioner and Vice-President

European CommissionThe Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, has issued a joint statement along with Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, which welcomes the political agreement made on June 8 by the Telecommunications Council on a general approach for a new Cybersecurity Act.

The statement emphasises that the agreement ‘opens the door’ to transform and strengthen the mandate of ENISA (the EU’s Cybersecurity Agency) to help tackle the different threats and attacks in cyber space. The agreement also supports establishing an EU framework for cybersecurity certification of ICT products and services and boosting security of online services and consumer devices.

The proposal for a Cyber Security Act was first presented in 2017’s State of the Union Address by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. The full joint statement can be found on the website of the European Commission.