Cloud providers at risk of £17m fines following NIS Regulations update

Stuart Sumner
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Updated regulation changes law from requiring an incident to cause immediate threat to life or significant adverse impact on the UK economy, to merely requiring a significant risk or significant impact in relation to service provision, meaning that any outage could potentially result in a huge fine

Cloud providers could face fines of up to £17 million under updated regulations which came into force in the UK on 31st December 2020. The NIS (Network and Information Systems) Regulations previ...

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