A BDO Guide to European Tech Regulations

A concise overview for companies

Companies in the Tech sector are confronted with a multitude of new European regulations, making it crucial to understand which of these rules apply to your specific company.

Digital systems are becoming better, faster, and more precise, increasingly influencing our lives. In Europe, a series of tech regulations and rules are being implemented to regulate the influence of digital systems. This initiative aims to ensure access to online activities and services while prioritising safety. Furthermore, the EU seeks to promote fair competition, enhance transparency and provide users with greater control over the information they receive online. The overarching goal is also to improve the availability and exchange of data.

How do you know which rules apply to you? 
Successfully operating within this complex landscape of European regulations is difficult in itself, but it all starts with understanding which rules could be relevant for your organisation. This can depend on the activities and company size, as well as other factors.

Overview of European Rech Regulations 
To assist you in this process, we have compiled a tool: an overview of the most relevant European Technology Regulations, including DORA and the NIS2 Directive. This overview is intended to give you a quick insight and help guide you through the most important aspects of a selection of these European tech regulations The overview is relevant for companies active in the following sectors:
  • companies active in energy, transport, banking, financial market institutions, health, drinking water, wastewater, digital infrastructure, government services, space travel, postal and courier services, waste management, chemistry, food, industry and digital providers; 
  • manufacturers of IoT equipment; 
  • providers, importers, distributors and users of software or products with artificial intelligence systems; 
  • online platforms, online search engines, and other online service providers; 
  • suppliers of software intended to be used alone or in combination with humans for one or more specific medical purposes; 
  • parties that provide financial services or products (for example, as a credit institution, crowdfunding service, insurance intermediary, trading platform, etc.); 
  • other tech companies in the digital domain.

Want to know more?
If you want to learn more about the latest EU Tech Regulations or if you need assistance in implementing these rules within your organisation, please feel free to reach out, and we will be able to assist you.

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