Legal briefing

Latest developments in the area of network and information systems security

01/02/2021

In this Legal Briefing, we provide analysis in respect of Royal Decree 43/2021 of 26 January, which implements Royal Decree-law 12/2018 of 7 September, concerning the security of networks and information systems.

Royal Decree 43/2021, regulates the security of networks and information systems used for the provision of essential services and digital services. RD 43/2021 was published in the Official State Bulletin on 28 January and came into effect on 29 January.

To date, this area had been regulated by (i) Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union; and (ii) Royal Decree-law 12/2018, of 7 September, concerning the security of networks and information systems, which was responsible for the transposition into Spanish law of the aforementioned NIS Directive.

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