European Union officials said Monday they’re planning to ban new seoprotection services from Europe’s most popular European websites as part of efforts to protect Europe’s tech industry from hackers.
The proposal comes as EU leaders meet Tuesday to discuss a proposed deal to prevent a devastating cyberattack on Europe’s computer networks that could destroy the bloc’s economy.
If adopted, the proposed legislation would apply to new seos, and it would not affect existing seos.
EU officials say the proposed rule, which they say would be in line with the current rules, would take effect on Jan. 1.
In recent months, the EU has been taking steps to combat cyberattacks by the same hackers who stole sensitive information from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.EU officials said in a statement Monday they plan to push forward the proposal in order to protect EU-based startups from potential hacks.
“These new measures will also help to protect companies and their intellectual property from cyberattacks,” the statement said.
“The proposed measures will ensure that companies and IP owners are protected from the harmful impact of cyberattacks on their business operations.”
Earlier this year, a U.S. Senate committee approved a $1.5 billion cybersecurity package that included the ban on new seoing services from EU websites, including the popular european news website, The Times of London.
But the Senate also approved a bill that would ban new companies from using EU seos that are connected to U.K. companies that have invested in them, or from using European seos with U.N.-linked seos or other services.
The U.C. San Diego School of Law has called for a ban on seo and other technology-related services from U..
S.-based tech firms and companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon and Microsoft, among others.
The proposal was part of a broader cybersecurity bill introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., that would prevent the U. S. from using U.k.-based seo companies for any purpose.