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EU to combat "borderless" criminals with new cybercrime centre

Matthew Finnegan | Jan. 10, 2013
The European Union will launch its cybercrime prevention centre on Friday, sharing expertise between member states in a bid to protect against the growing threat of online attacks.

"Countries in the developed world have developed a wealth of expertise in dealing with cybercrime over the years. However, any previous response to cybercrime has been implemented locally; and this imposes restrictions on law enforcement agencies." These law enforcement agencies tend not to enjoy the same level of flexibility as those they are trying apprehend."

Emm added that the launch of the cybercrime centre and the more inclusive strategy is likely to enhance the ability of authorities to combat online criminal activity."The launch of a European cybercrime centre will definitely have a positive effect, not only in providing a centre of expertise, but in helping to co-ordinate the fight against cybercrime across the EU by providing a common framework for dealing with the problem."

 

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