By Nikolaj Nielsen The EU wants to work closer with the United States’ department of Homeland Security and the FBI to help plug gaps on protection against cyber crime – a sector worth €388 billion a year in illegal revenue worldwide.
“To overcome this growing global threat, EU-US cooperation is not a
choice, but a necessity,” EU home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom
told US officials and policy experts at the Center for Strategic and
International Studies (CSIS) in Washington on Wednesday (2 May).
“I am convinced that in the coming months and years we will be able
to report back to our citizens on many more successful joint operations
between FBI and Europol,” she added, citing an EU-US working group,
launched in November 2010, on cyber-security and cyber crime as an
example. (more on euobserver.com)