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Victims of cyberbullying [What Europe does for you]

Cyberbullying is verbal or psychological harassment carried out via electronic means of communication, usually repetitively and mostly via social media. It can take various forms such as insults, threats and intimidation, gossip, exclusion, stalking or identity theft. Continue reading

Victims of cybercrime [What Europe does for you]

Like 70 % of EU citizens you probably use the internet every day. Maybe you are one of the 86 % of Europeans feeling increasingly worried about cybercrime. Continue reading

Kremlin trolls in the US presidential election

Discussions about Kremlin interference in the 2016 US presidential election initially focused on Russian hackers and leaked e-mails. However, US Congress enquiries have highlighted the important role played by Russian social media activity in influencing public opinion. Continue reading

What is the EU doing to combat cybercrime?

Citizens write to the European Parliament to find out what the EU is doing to combat cybercrime. Continue reading

Cyber diplomacy: confidence-building measures

Written by Patryk Pawlak Graphics by Christian Dietrich The growing importance of internet-enabled platforms for delivery of government, financial, and public services makes them one of the key priorities for national security. Over recent years, state, state-sponsored and non-state actors (i.e. terrorist organisations, organised crime groups) alike have resorted to intrusive techniques to gain the … Continue reading

Cyber diplomacy: EU dialogue with third countries

Written by Patryk Pawlak. Graphics by Christian Dietrich The current global debates about the role of governments in internet governance and the application of international law in cyberspace will have significant impact on the future of the internet. With a view to shaping their outcome, the EU is focusing on a number of priority areas: … Continue reading

EU approach to cyber-security

Fighting cross-border crime affecting information and communications networks (cybercrime) is a priority in the EU’s internal security strategy. To counter so-called cyber-attacks in a borderless space, the European Union and the Council of Europe have drawn up common strategies, operational measures and legislation. Crimes beyond national borders National security issues The internet has opened up … Continue reading

Implementing the EU internal security strategy

Within the area of freedom, security and justice, the EU needs to ensure the balance between civil liberties and a high level of security. In March 2010, the European Council approved the EU internal security strategy (ISS). The Commission’s agenda for implementing the ISS concludes in 2014, and therefore discussions on the strategy beyond 2014 … Continue reading

Attacks against information systems

To fight cross-border crimes affecting information and communications networks (cybercrime) is a priority for the EU internal security strategy. To counter so-called cyber-attacks in a borderless space, both the Council of Europe and the EU have drawn up common strategies, operational measures and legislation. Crimes beyond national borders The internet, while opening up information flows, … Continue reading

Clean IT: the new ACTA?

The Project The aim of the Clean IT project is to reduce the use of the Internet by terrorist organisations by introducing self-regulatory measures and “best practices” for Internet companies and governments. The project was launched in May 2011 by the governments of the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, the UK and Belgium and was joined later … Continue reading

Fighting organised crime: our products that support the EP’s work

For our part, we have produced a set of library products aiming to support the work of the Committee and will continue to do so. Now, in order to provide a comprehensive and complete overview of the topic, we present them all here. If you need a short, but in-depth analysis we suggest you look … Continue reading

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