<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-5T7PGR" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">


About Froriep Blog

No matter what part you play in the economy, our blog will provide you with a wealth of up-to-date and interesting articles, resources and checklists from the various areas of law.

The blog’s authors are all partners and employees of our firm, ensuring you benefit not only from the best legal knowledge, but also from examples drawn from their many years of practical experience.

Subscribe to the Blog

18 March 2019

Is the EU answering a call for more Cybersecurity in light of the developments around 5G?

The media has given increased coverage to cybersecurity issues over the last couple of months, addressing in particular the US race against China to build the fifth generation of wireless technology (5G technology) and its security aspects. Although there is a widespread worry of increased cyber intrusions once 5G technology is widely available, there is also a huge possibility for new internet-based services. This is because 5G is designed to provide users with a much faster wireless connection allowing for new innovations in different areas (e.g. Internet of Things) to become a more integrated part of our daily lives.


Even though 5G offers many possibilities in this area, we also need to ensure that the network is secure for such innovations. Against this backdrop, the EU has adopted a Regulation on ENISA, the "EU Cybersecurity Agency", and repealing Regulation (EU) 526/2013, and on information and communication technology cybersecurity certification (the so-called "Cybersecurity Act") as part of its Cybersecurity Package. Besides the strengthened security measures, the new Cybersecurity Act will align different parameters and technical requirements relating to the construction and implementation of IT services and devices.

We have summarised the key questions for your business in a concise way addressing questions such as:

  • What is the current status of the Cybersecurity Act;
  • What does the Cybersecurity Act regulate; and
  • What this may mean for your business.

To download the article, click on the button below.

download pdf 


If you liked this blogpost, you might be interested in reading about:

Trademark Protection for Blockchain by Gregor Wild


Stay on top of the latest legal topics and subscribe to our blog here:

Subscribe to our Blog


Topics: Intellectual Property 

Share or Print this blog post:


Leave a comment here