Personal data (GDPR) and NIS2

Data in today’s digitized society holds tremendous value, and it is crucial to protect it appropriately. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the NIS2 Directive (Network and Information Systems Directive 2) are two important regulations addressing different aspects of data security and protection in the EU.

  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): Introduced in 2018, GDPR primarily focuses on the protection of personal data. This regulation requires organizations to handle personal data responsibly and gives individuals control over their own data. It includes rules on consent, the right to be forgotten, data processing agreements, and more. GDPR aims to safeguard individuals’ privacy and personal information in the digital age.
  • NIS2 Directive (Network and Information Systems Directive 2): The NIS2 Directive is a more recent legislation aimed at improving cybersecurity across the EU. It focuses on protecting critical infrastructure and services critical to society. This includes areas such as energy supply, healthcare, and transportation. The goal of NIS2 is to ensure that these services remain accessible and functional, even in the event of cyberattacks or other IT-related threats.

In summary, GDPR is more directed towards the protection of personal data and individual privacy, while NIS2 focuses on safeguarding services critical to society and infrastructure from cyberattacks and other threats. Both regulations are crucial for maintaining data security and cybersecurity in the EU, and it is important for businesses and organizations to comply with both GDPR and NIS2 to ensure a responsible and secure use of data in the digital landscape.