Europol Reform

The European Commission has presented new proposals for the reform ofEuropol and a strategy to combat terrorism. Europol has just beenreprimanded by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). Now it isto be allowed to collect large amounts of data on non-suspects such ascell-mast data. In addition, the EU Commission’s counter-terrorismstrategy advocates, among other things, facial…

Taiwan is crucial to the global fight against cybercrime

Taiwan’s national anti-pandemic and cybersecurity teams are playing a crucial role of global significance, writes Huang Ming-chao. Since emerging in late 2019, COVID-19 has evolved into a global pandemic. According to World Health Organization statistics, as of September 30, 2020, there were more than 33.2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 1 million related…

Defending our Values and our Freedom

Yesterday (Tuesday 10th November) Chancellors Merkel and Kurz and President Macron held an online summit on the implications of the latest Islamist terrorist attacks in France and Austria. They agreed that they wanted to work on reforms for the Schengen area, which consists of Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,…

Cybersecurity Awareness

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), Europol’s Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, Bodies and Agencies (CERT-EU) have launched the 4th annual IoT Security Conference series to raise awareness on the security challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem across the European Union.  The series will span three…