Protecting critical infrastructure in the EU – new rules
Consultation Type: Roadmap – Inception impact assessment – Commission Work Programme
Deadline for feedback: 7 August 2020
Topics: Home affairs
Type of act: Proposal for a directive
Objective of the consultation
Critical infrastructure means any system which is essential for providing vital economic and social functions: health, food, security, transport, energy, information systems, financial services, etc.
This initiative seeks to better protect these systems from disruption by natural disasters and man-made threats (e.g. terrorism, cyber-attacks, disinformation, hostile foreign ownership).
It will take into account:
- the increasing links between sectors
- new threats (e.g. climate change, pandemics).
You can find additional information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12462-Enhancement-of-European-policy-on-critical-infrastructure-protection
Source: European Commission