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Have your say - Cybersecurity and Information security

You can also get involved in forming EU laws. The European Commission would like to hear your views on laws and policies currently in development. They offer a platform "Have your say" with the list of all new EU initiatives open for public consultation. You need to register to write your feedback.

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say

There are always 5 stages of each EU initiative, each stage is open for public consultation for a specific time frame:

  1. In preparation

  2. Call for evidence

  3. Public consultation

  4. Draft act

  5. Commission adoption

Cybersecurity – uniform rules for EU institutions, bodies and agencies

About this initiative: The proposed rules will increase cybersecurity in all EU institutions, by:

- making it easier to share information on cyber threats,
- improving the efficiency of action to prevent and respond to cyber threats

Feedback period: for stage 5 it is 23 March 2022 - 18 May 2022

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12785-Cybersecurity-uniform-rules-for-EU-institutions-bodies-and-agencies_en

Information security – common rules for EU institutions, bodies and agencies

About this initiative: EU institutions, bodies and agencies each have their own security rules for protecting sensitive information. This makes it hard to ensure that they protect and exchange such information in a similar way.

This initiative aims to create strict common standards for the secure exchange of information. These will be mandatory and will apply to all EU institutions, bodies and agencies.

Feedback period: for stage 5 it is 23 March 2022 - 18 May 2022

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12786-Information-security-common-rules-for-EU-institutions-bodies-and-agencies_en

Feedback from Europeans for Safe Connections

We "Europeans for Safe Connections" welcome this initiative to increase cybersecurity.

To reduce the risk and prevent the cyber threats we suggest:

• Minimization of data transmitted wirelessly is crucial for the security of medical patients. The principle of data minimization involves limiting data transmission and storage to only what is required to fulfill specific purposes.

EXPLANATION: Fitness data already is an attractive target for health insurance companies and 465,000 pacemakers recalled due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Hacking of medical devices could create a backdoor into hospital networks.

MORE: https://signstop5g.eu/en/solutions/protection-of-our-data/proposal-20

• All sellers of connected devices will have an obligation to inform the customer about the safe ways of using internet connection, how to disable this connection and all the internet options.
EXPLANATION: The wearable industry is booming nowadays. The user themselves contribute to the leakage data privacy and device security, as they are not aware of different threats and vulnerability of the devices.

MORE: https://signstop5g.eu/en/solutions/protection-of-our-data/proposal-19

• The proposed rules will increase cybersecurity in all EU institutions. But many personal devices are connected to non-EU providers. Users must be visibly informed who is the provider of their data and where exactly is the communication going to.

• We already have an institution for data protection - the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Provide the European Data Protection Board and each national data protection authority with sufficient funding and human resources. Make them free of conflicts of interest so that they can independently investigate and sanction digital rights violations.

MORE: https://signstop5g.eu/en/solutions/protection-of-our-data/proposal-21


Best regards
Petra Bertova Polovkova
on behalf of Europeans for Safe Connections

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12785-Cybersecurity-uniform-rules-for-EU-institutions-bodies-and-agencies/F3257768_en

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