Action 32: Strengthen the fight against cybercrime at international level
Work with global stakeholders notably to strengthen global risk management in the digital and in the physical sphere and conduct internationally coordinated targeted actions against computer-based crime and security attack.
What is the problem? The challenges ahead are neither specific to the European Union (EU), nor can they be overcome by the EU on its own. The pervasiveness of ICT and of the Internet allows more efficient, effective and economic communication, coordination and cooperation among stakeholders and results in a vibrant ecosystem of innovation in all fields of life. However, threats can now originate from anywhere in the world and, due to global interconnectedness, impact any part of the world.
Why is EU action required? To fight effectively against these threats and to address global interdependencies, we need stronger cooperation among Member States and the private sector at national, European and international level.
What are the Commission's plans?
2 main strands of action:
The last EU-US Summit of November 2010 established a "EU-US Working Group on Cyber-security and Cyber-crime", as a further important step towards enhanced international cooperation