EU Tackles Cybercrime

EU Tackles Cybercrime

Sylvia Mercado Kierkegaard (International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL), Denmark)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-991-5.ch050
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Abstract

The growing importance of information and communication infrastructure opens up new opportunities for criminal activities. The European Union has therefore taken a number of steps to fight harmful and illegal content on the Internet, protect intellectual property and personal data, promote electronic commerce and tighten up the security of transactions. However, in spite of the EU initiatives, many observers believe that cybercrime requires an international response that should include countries that are havens for cybercriminals.

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