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The National Security Office (NSB) will lose its authority to block harmful content from October. The legislation allows him to do so only until September 30. The upcoming amendment to the Act on Cyber ​​Security, which is supposed to regulate the blocking of harmful content permanently, has already gone through the comment procedure, but has not yet reached the government.

The blocking institute was introduced by the parliament as part of a package of measures related to the situation in Ukraine. The goal was to prevent the spread of misinformation and other harmful content on the Internet. The law first allowed the NBU to block websites until the end of June, later the parliament extended the authority until September 30.

Four websites were blocked by the end of June. In the extended period from July to the end of September, the NBU did not issue any decision on blocking. Currently, no website is blocked, the website of the NBU informs.

The law defined malicious content as a program resource or data that causes or can cause a cyber security incident. Any activity that causes or may cause a cyber security incident, fraudulent activity, theft of personal or sensitive data, serious disinformation and other forms of hybrid threats was considered malicious activity.

In the amendment, the NBU proposed several adjustments to blocking, which, according to the office, should bring even greater transparency and more effective control. For example, blocking should be carried out on the basis of a court decision. The director of the NBU could also submit a report on blocked entities to the control committee in the parliament. He also wants the decisions issued to be accessible to the public.

In mid-August, the office explained in a statement that it was dealing with a reminder from the Department of Justice. Due to the evaluation of comments, he did not want to specify the proposal with which he will go to the government.

Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.

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