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Decree Law No. 65/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 147/2021, Series I of 2021-07-30
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 65/2021
  • Pages: 8 - 21

Summary in plain english

What is it?

The present decree-law carries out:

    • the Regulation on the legal framework for cyberspace security, concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union;
    • the implementation of European regulations on cyber security certification.
What is going to change?

The measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the European Union are established.

The security requirements of network and information systems applicable to public administrations, operators of critical infrastructure and operators of essential services are established, and the requirements for notification of cyber security incidents applicable to these entities and to digital service providers are defined.

It establishes the National Cyber Security Centre as the National Cyber Security Authority, enabling the implementation of a national cyber security certification framework.

The sanctioning regime applicable to cyber security certification matters is established.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree law promotes a more secure cyberspace by enabling a national cyber security certification framework by the National Cyber Security Certification Authority.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on the tenth day following its publication, notwithstanding that the articles 4, 5, 7 and 11 to 17 take effect 90 days after its entry into force and articles 9 and 10 take effect within one year after its entry into force.

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