Cybersecurity? Nothing to do with us, mate – Google and Facebook

From: The Register

Industry lobby group begs EU to ditch new cyber law

By Jennifer Baker

Google, eBay, Facebook, Yahoo! foursquare and Microsoft want nothing to do with the proposed new EU cybersecurity law.

In an open letter to Europe’s telco ministers last week, CCIA (the Computer & Communications Industry Association) said the proposed Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive should excluding internet enabling services and focus on “truly critical infrastructure”.

When the law was first proposed by the European Commission, it included rules for so-called “enablers of information society services” aimed at online giants such as Google, Amazon, Ebay and Skype. However the European Parliament changed the text so that the rules will now apply only to companies that own, operate or provide technology for critical infrastructure facilities.

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