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Finnish Essential Sector Data Security Regulations Take Force on 01 May 2018
Source: www.telecompaper.com
Source Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Focus: Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Country: Finland
Created: Dec 25, 2017

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communication said that on 19 December, the government submitted to parliament a proposal for legislative amendments to improve the information security of services essential to society. The proposal would implement the EU directive on security of network and information systems (NIS).

The proposal includes amending the Information Society Code, Aviation Act, Railway Act, Vessel Traffic Service Act, Act on Security Measures on certain Ships and in Ports serving them and on monitoring the Security Measures, Act on Transport Services, Electricity Market Act, Natural Gas Market Act, Act on the Control of the Electricity and Natural Gas Market, Water Services Act and Act on the Financial Supervisory Authority.

The acts are proposed to take force on 01 May 2018, the deadline for NIS transposition being 09 May.

The proposal sets out obligations for providers of essential services and certain digital services, such as online marketplaces, cloud computing services and internet search engines. They will have to manage risks posed to information security and report on security incidents to the supervision authority.

Essential services would include services relating to traffic control and infrastructure management as well as distribution of energy and drinking water. Each sector’s supervisory authority will have the competence to monitor compliance with the obligations.
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