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Cyber security | Regulatory Outlook September 2022

Published on 28th Sep 2022

DCMS publishes policy paper exploring the organisational experiences of cyber security breaches | Fact sheet on government amendments to the Online Safety Bill | Major delay to the UK's Data Protection and Digital Information Bill | EU Cyber Resilience Act

DCMS publishes policy paper exploring the organisational experiences of cyber security breaches

On 17 August 2022, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published an in-depth qualitative study which was conducted with a range of businesses and organisations affected by cyber security breaches.

The study aimed to understand the level of existing cyber security within organisations before a breach occurs, the types of cyber attack affecting organisations, how businesses act in the aftermath of a breach, as well as the impact of such breaches.

The published findings aim to help businesses and organisations understand the nature and significance of the cyber security threats they face, and what others are doing to stay secure.

Fact sheet on government amendments to the Online Safety Bill

On 23 August 2022, the DCMS published a fact sheet on government amendments to the Online Safety Bill that were added in July 2022. The amendments concern illegal content duties at clauses 8 and 9.

The fact sheet states that the amendments will clarify:

  • that companies must take preventative measures, including design measures, to mitigate a broad spectrum of factors that enable illegal activity, both on- and offline; and
  • how service providers should make judgements about content on their service, including whether it amounts to illegal content and must be removed.

Major delay to the UK's Data Protection and Digital Information Bill

Please see Data protection.

EU Cyber Resilience Act

Please see Products.

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