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New requirements for providers of essential services

The Network and Security Information Regulations 2018 came into force earlier this year.  These regulations impose security, incident reporting and registration requirements on providers of essential services (water, energy, transport, health, and digital infrastructure) and on businesses that provide online services to operators of essential services. 

Businesses within the scope of these regulations need to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office before the deadline of 1 November 2018 and take steps to comply with the new security requirements imposed by these regulations.