How will franchisors in Europe meet the challenges of the proposed cybercrime directive?

By Mark Abell, Graeme Payne, Joseph Jackson


Cybersecurity is arguably receiving more attention than ever. For businesses that benefit from the opportunities afforded by today's digital marketplace, the past decade has seen cybersecurity move from being 'something for the IT guys to deal with' to one of the biggest challenges to their success. The scale of the challenge is such that policymakers in Europe are considering introducing regulation on cybersecurity which, if adopted, could impact the way we do business today. This article sets out the new measures that are being considered and how many franchisors might be affected. It also suggests some of the ways that franchisors might consider meeting this challenge.

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This article was originally published by the International Journal of Franchising Law, vol.11 iss.6