EU FRAMEWORK ALLOWING FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST THOSE INVOLVED IN CYBER ATTACKS

On 17th May, the EU announced its new framework that allows the EU for the first time to impose sanctions on persons or entities that are responsible for cyber-attacks or attempted cyber-attacks, who provide financial, technical or material support for such attacks or who are involved in other ways.  Sanctions may also be imposed on persons or entities associated with them.  EU Regulation 2019/796/EU refers.

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/05/17/cyber-attacks-council-is-now-able-to-impose-sanctions/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.LI.2019.129.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2019:129I:TOC

THIRD COUNTRIES ALIGN WITH EU ANTI-CYBER ATTACK SANCTIONS REGULATION

On 12th April, it was announced that Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Norway, Moldova and Georgia had aligned themselves with the EU Council Decision involved.

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/04/12/declaration-by-the-high-representative-on-behalf-of-the-eu-on-respect-for-the-rules-based-order-in-cyberspace/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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