On March 13, 2014, the European Parliament voted to approve the draft Network and Information Security Directive (as known as the Cybersecurity Directive), which contains new rules designed to improve the cybersecurity of the European Union. In the most recent draft of the Directive, removes the requirement that certain technology service providers (including social networks, search engines, e-commerce platforms and online payment gateways) notify national authorities of data systems breaches. Only providers who own, operate or provide infrastructure which, if disrupted or destroyed, would have a significant impact on a Member State will be subject to the notification requirements of the Directive. Now that the current draft of the Directive has been approved by the European Parliament, it will be negotiated with the European Commission and the Council. Read more about the EU Cybersecurity Directive here.