back to article Tech biz must tell us about more security breaches, says UK.gov as it ponders lowering report thresholds

The British government wants to make Amazon, Google, and other digital service providers report cybersecurity breaches to the Information Commissioner, according to newly published plans. Due to Brexit, the government can amend the UK's Network and Information Security (NIS) Regulations to let the Information Commissioner's …

  1. tip pc Silver badge
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    Because of Brexit

    So the UK can now diverge from EU regulations, not to make things less stringent as has been widely hyped, but to make things more stringent and going further than the initial EU effort.

    1. Trigonoceps occipitalis Silver badge

      Re: Because of Brexit

      Most of the comentariat here are against Brexit and for data privacy. What ever your view of Brexit this is a good deviation from EU rules.

  2. Georgski

    In general, EU members can set more stringent parameters if they like. For example nearly every other member state had greater restrictions on freedom of movement than the UK did.

    @El Reg: if you have any analysis of why the EU regs would have stopped this, I'd love to read it. For obvious reasons UK.gov is not a neutral party on this topic.

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