EU Hi-Tech Crime Agency Created

    Date21 Nov 2003
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The European Union is setting up an agency to co-ordinate work to combat the rising tide of cybercrime.. . . The European Union is setting up an agency to co-ordinate work to combat the rising tide of cybercrime.

    The European Network and Information Security Agency will help educate the public about viruses, hacker attacks and other security problems.

    "Trust and security are crucial components in the information society and by establishing ENISA we continue the work to create the culture of security," said Erkki Liikanen, European Information Society Commissioner.

    The agency is not expected to be Europe's cybercops but instead will help hi-tech crime units in member nations co-ordinate investigations.

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