Call for Evidence: Cyber Security Incentives & Regulation Review

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a Call for Evidence to improve cyber security across all areas of the economy. The evidence gathered will be used to support the Government’s Review of Cyber Security Incentives and Regulation and will help the Government understand how it can help organisations protect themselves online

The Review of Cyber Security Incentives and Regulation has three primary aims:

  1. Understand the barriers which prevent organisations from improving their cyber security;
  2. Understand the effectiveness of existing interventions, including GDPR legislation and the NIS Directive;
  3. Develop a range of policy proposals to address any gaps.

The Government is encouraging industry and other stakeholders to respond to their Call for Evidence to help them understand the lack of strong commercial rationale for investment in cyber security.

Primarily, they would like to understand how market levers could incentivise better cyber security risk management, including what government action would help key industry groups drive improvements across the economy.

DCMS would also like evidence on how they can help industry better manage cyber risk, whether that be by providing better information on how secure organisations are, or greater information sharing on the cost and likelihood of cyber-attacks.

The Call for Evidence runs from Monday 4 November 2019 until Friday 20 December 2019 and is a great opportunity for techUK members to get involved with shaping future government regulation. We would ask that all members who wish to help shape techUK’s response to this Call for Evidence read the attached document and email their views to Dan Patefield at

You can respond individually to the online consultation here or can send comments and documents via email to

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the techUK cyber team.  

  • Sam Wyatt

    Sam Wyatt

    Programme Manager | Defence and Cyber Security
    T 020 7331 2169
  • Dan Patefield

    Dan Patefield

    Head of Programme | Cyber and National Security
    T 020 7331 2165
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