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Every country needs a centralised digital incident reporting centre: the digital 112 (or 911)

More and more incidents on and around the Internet make headlining news. In a general fashion these can be categorised as “ordinary” criminality and hacks of computer systems, e.g. by so called hacktivists and criminals, but more often also by … Continue reading

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EC3 opened on 11 January 2013

On Friday 11 January 2013 the European Cyber Crime Centre, EC3, officially opened its doors at Europol in The Hague. If something shone through from the speeches of the panel participants, it is that there are tight budget restraints and … Continue reading

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Why Vint Cerf is wrong

At the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, I made an intervention on behalf of NL IGF, reporting on the recommendations given by the participants of Workshop 87. Participants coming from positions representing most actors on and around the Internet. As … Continue reading

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De Natris Consult report on (inter)national cooperation

If you click on the link below you will find the report of De Natris Consult on “National cyber crime and online threats reporting centres. A study into national and international cooperation.” The study is the result of a survey … Continue reading

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Smart meters: Just because we can?

In his (at present) latest blog post Brian Krebs writes about the hack of smart meters of energy companies. Most likely to the great surprise to all in the management functions at these companies, the introduction of smart meters has … Continue reading

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The power of money: Fighting cross border crimes

Two news items draw my attention in the past few days. One was a message from the United Nations that the terrorist (or freedom fighters depending on your point of view of course) organisation Boko Haram could be funded by … Continue reading

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Harmonizing privacy legislation, but what about enforcement?

In a presentation EU Commissioner Viviane Reding gave a preview of the new Privacy regulation her DG is preparing. As she states, privacy rules need to be brought up to date and harmonized. With all 27 member states having the … Continue reading

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