From enabling mass incursions of privacy, to connecting terrorists and paedophiles, to facilitating cybercrime and lending anonymity to bullies and trolls, the net has a darker side, which needs to be tackled, writes Thorbjørn Jagland.
Through history, when Europe and the United States have failed to take coordinated action, crises have presented themselves. Cyberspace is a policy area in which transatlantic leadership can be grown and cultivated, writes Sinan Ülgen.
The Digital Single Market is an opportunity not only to revitalise the European economy, but to tackle some of the biggest problems facing our society, including poverty, unemployment and security, argues Emilian Pavel.
An unhelpful patchwork exists in Europe when it comes to cyber protections, writes Thomas Boué. But EU member states would be ill-advised to extend the scope of the proposed Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive beyond critical infrastructure, he says.
There is an uneven landscape when it comes to cybersecurity readiness in Europe, writes Thomas Boué. To build a foundation for cyber protections, the European Union needs to start with the most critical infrastructure, he argues.
We need an EU Anti-Bullying Day to become a symbolic milestone in our efforts and to remind to all Europeans that bullying and cyberbullying is a problem with no borders, no specific technological or platform connection, no easy solutions, write MEPs Phil Prendergast and Seán Kelly.
As governments move towards the cloud, they need to be wary of the possibility for significant adverse consequences. National security might be compromised, government integrity eroded and even the safety of public officials threatened, writes Paul Rosenzweig.
The fight against Cybercrime
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft and Jos Dumortier, Professor of Law and Information Technology, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Law and Information Technology, University of Leuven addressed a European Policy Centre lunchtime briefing on the battle …