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IT Security Law Enters into Force – New Rules for Critical Energy Infrastructure

On 25 July 2015 the IT Security Act (IT-Sicherheitsgesetz) entered into force. The law is a response to the increasing number of cyber attacks and shall improve IT security for public authorities and the private sector. It contains new provisions for critical infrastructure, including in the energy sector.

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Bundestag Passes IT Security Law Containing Provisions for Critical Infrastructure Including Energy Sector

On 12 June 2015 Bundestag (Parliament) adopted a bill for an IT Security Act (IT-Sicherheitsgesetz, ref. no. 18/4096) as amended by the Bundestag’s interior committee (ref. no. 18/5121). The bills aims at counteracting the increasing number of cyber attacks and improving the IT security of public authorities and the private sector. It contains new provisions for so-called critical infrastructure, including the energy sector.

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Government Approves IT Security Bill – IT Security Report Presented

Yesterday the government approved a bill for an IT Security Act (IT-Sicherheitsgesetz) aimed at counteracting the increasing number of cyber attacks and improve the IT security of public authorities and the private sector. The draft also contains new provisions for critical infrastructure, including in particular the energy sector.

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Critical Infrastructure: Ministerial Draft for IT Security Act To Improve IT Security Standards for Energy Sector

To counteract the increasing number of cyber attacks and improve the IT security of public authorities and the private sector, the Federal Ministry of the Interior has presented a ministerial draft for an IT Security Act (IT-Sicherheitsgesetz). The draft also contains new provisions for critical infrastructure, including in particular the energy sector.

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One Tax and Shorter Nuclear Power Extension? And: How Short is Moderate?

Rumors about a fairly short extension of the operating time of the German nuclear power plants combined with only one additional tax have been published by Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and Financial Times Deutschland (FTD). Ministries also differ on how long a “moderate” extension is that would not require consent from the Federal Council (Bundesrat): 2 years and 4 months (Ministry of Justice – BMJ) or 10 years and 8 months (Ministry of the Interior – BMI).

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