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EU to Update Export Control Regime and Controls on Cybertechnology

Posted in Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, International, Security Programs & Policies

On September 28, 2015 the European Commission (the Commission) released its proposal to “modernize and strengthen” the European Union’s (EU) dual-use export control regime as laid out by Regulation (EC) No. 428/2009 (the Regulation).  As Steptoe has previously advised, a version of the Commission’s proposal was leaked in July, prompting concern from industry and other stakeholders.  The official release of the proposal triggers the process toward adoption of a slew of amendments to the current dual-use export control regime, including, most significantly, broad controls on the export of cybertechnology.  Click here to read more.