The European Commission has presented a proposal seeking to increase EU resilience and response to cyber-attacks, including a permanent mandate and an enhanced role for the EU Agency for Network Information Security (ENISA), the EU cybersecurity agency. It also envisages creating the first EU cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products and services, where ENISA will also play an important role. The Council adopted its mandate on 8 June 2018. The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee adopted its report on 10 July 2018, as well as a mandate to enter into interinstitutional negotiations. The first trilogue is scheduled for 13 September 2018. Parliament is asked to adopt its mandate at the September plenary session.
Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, ‘desperately’ need an institutional framework and system of values to help regulate the industry, an ethics expert has told leading scientists and policymakers.