Action 41: Member States to set up national alert platforms
Member States should set up or adapt national alert platforms to the Europol cybercrime platform, by 2012, starting in 2010.
What is the problem? Cybercrime can not be tackled in Europe without cooperative national alert platforms.
To fight cybercrime, Member States should set up a national alert platform. If they have already done so, they should work together with similar platforms in other Member States. All alert platforms in the Member States should adopt appropriate technology to share reported information easily and quickly with each other.
Why is EU action necessary? Cooperation between Member States helps to fight cross-border cybercrime
Member States should develop websites which could serve as a one-stop-shop for the public who can play an active role in reporting illicit online activity. These websites could in addition compile statistics on alerts, thus tracking the development of cybercrime at national level. (See also action 30 and action 31)
What will the European Commission do?
- Encourage the establishment of national alert platforms in Member States.
- Assist Member States to ingrate their alert platforms in the Europol cybercrime platform.