European Parliament adopts EU Cybersecurity Act
Members of the European Parliament adopted the EU Cybersecurity Act that defines the voluntary cybersecurity certification schemes for EU countries. It serves to provide compliance with cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, including energy grids, water, energy supplies, and banking systems, including other products and services. According to the act, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) will be responsible for the preparation of the voluntary certification schemes. By 2023, the European Commission shall assess whether any of the voluntary schemes should become mandatory.
In addition, the European Parliament adopted a resolution that express concerns about growing technological presence, especially the use of Chinese 5G equipment products in the EU.