New EU Directive Asks Online Companies to Be More Open About Security Breaches

A new EU directive will make online sites more responsible to report security breaches. “The rules ask much of firms like Amazon and Google and will encourage them to be more open about security problems, data breaches and the like. The European Parliament reckons the rules will help protect the EU’s essential infrastructure, such as air and road traffic control systems and the electricity grid, from cyber attack as well as safeguard digital services, with the likes of eBay and Amazon specifically mentioned in the legislation.”