Current status of implementation


The NIS Directive has not yet been adopted in Austria. A corresponding draft law was announced for mid 2017, but no draft has been published to date. The new Austrian government was sworn in on 18 December 2017 and will adopt the NIS Directive into Austrian national law. There are currently no further updates on the envisaged Austrian Cybersecurity Act (Cybersicherheitsgesetz).

Implementation Act


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Determination of operators of essential services (Art. 5 NIS)

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Reporting obligations

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Sanctions regime

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Competent authorities

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Jurisdictional applications

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Remarks (if any)

As the new Austrian government was sworn in on 18 December 2017, we expect the draft law adopting the NIS Directive, i.e. the draft Cybersecurity Act (Cybersicherheitsgesetz) to be published in Spring 2018.


Last reviewed 28.02.2018