Recommendation on Cybersecurity of 5G networks

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Publication Date 26/03/2019
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Recommendation - adopted by the European Commission on 26 March 2019 - on a common approach across the European Union (EU) to the security of 5G networks.

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The Recommendation features a set of operational steps and measures aimed at ensuring a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the European Union. The adoption of this document followed the support demonstrated by the European Council for a concerted approach to the security of 5G networks. The relevance of 5G networks was also highlighted in a Joint Communication on EU-China relations.

The recommendations are a combination of legislative and policy instruments aimed at protecting economies, societies and democratic systems. They include measures at a national level - national risk assessment of 5G network infrastructures - and at EU level - exchange of information and completion of coordinated risk assessment.

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Politico, 26/03/2019: 7 takeaways on the EU’s Huawei plan

EurActiv, 26/03/2019: Commission rolls out 5G recommendations, has ‘specific concerns’ about Huawei
Euronews, 26/03/2019: EU moves to protect security amid 5G concerns
RTÉ News, 26/03/2019: EU demands scrutiny of 5G risks but will not ban Huawei
ISPreview: News, 26/03/2019: EU Sets Tougher Security Standards for Future 5G Mobile Networks
Deutsche Welle, 26/03/2019: EU wants joint approach to 5G
Reuters, 26/03/2019: Huawei welcomes EU executive's 'objective' approach to 5G

European Commission: Press Release, 26/03/2019: European Commission recommends common EU approach to the security of 5G networks
European Commission: Fact Sheet, 26/03/2019: Commission recommends common EU approach to the security of 5G networks [Q&A]

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