Josef Donát


Legal aspects of the operator under the Cybersecurity Act and the pitfalls of an expansive interpretation 

The Cybersecurity Act still defines the operator of an information or communication system as a person ensuring the functionality of the technical and software means constituting such a system. In my paper, I will analyze the differences in the individual definitions of operators or major suppliers, and I will also consider possible changes to the legislation in the future that would eliminate some application problems.

Josef Donát

Josef, holder of the prestigious Lawyer of the Year award in the field of ICT law for 2014, is the head of the ICT Law specialization at law firm ROWAN LEGAL as well as being a registered mediator under Czech law. He has been involved in large-scale projects in the field of IT outsourcing, cloud computing, electronic evidence, cyber protection, privacy, and the provision of information systems. He provided legal support to two out of the three major banks in the Czech Republic with the identification of critical information infrastructure elements under the Cyber Security Act. Josef also leads a team which provides legal support for the banking identity project of the Czech Banking Association.