EU to launch cyber crime agency
A European agency to fight against rising levels of online crime. That is the topic of a proposal tabled by the European Commission on Wednesday.
Europe's cyber crime center will specifically target severe organized e-crimes such as frauds involving credit cards or online child sexual exploitation. Fighting against identity theft and protecting social network profiles will also be priority.
This top-level European policy authority already has a special unit dedicated to cybercrime and to monitoring possible online terrorist activities. Critics of the proposal fear it would lead to a stronger surveillance on people's personal lives, but the commission cautioned that this would not be the case.