The Cybersecurity Act was published today in State Gazette No.94/2018. Law and Internet Foundation has participated in drafting the Act by drawing up a legal opinion during the public consultation procedure. The Act reflects the suggested amendments, made by Law and Internet Foundation experts, including atty. Nikola Stoychev and atty. Hristo Nihrizov.
The Cybersecurity Act transposes the requirements of Directive 2016/1148 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union. In the light of the enhanced role of network and information systems and services in the society today, reaching a minimum common level of cybersecurity measures has become a necessity.
The Cybersecurity Act regulates the organisation, governance and supervision of cybersecurity, including activities and projects on cyber defense and combating cybercrime. It also covers the legal status and operation of digital service providers and operators of essential service.