Experts in cyber crime, data protection and human rights will give evidence to the House of Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee on Wednesday 8 January, as part of the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the future EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) programme.
Wednesday 8 January, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- Charlie McMurdie, former head of the Metropolitan Police central e-crime unit and senior crime adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers;
- Professor Douwe Korff, Professor of International law at London Metropolitan University; and
- Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).
The witnesses are likely to face questions including:
- What is your assessment of the cybersecurity and data protection priorities set out in the Stockholm Programme, and did they lead to action?
- What further action at EU level, if any, should the future JHA programme recommend in relation to cybercrime? Is there a need for legislation, more strategy or greater cooperation in this area?
- What preliminary assessment have you made of the work of the European Cybercrime Agency and does Europol effectively promote Member State cooperation when it comes to cybercrime?
- How effectively do Member States engage with each other in tackling cybercrime and how effectively is the EU working with other international parties on this issue?
- How effectively have recent data protection measures been implemented and is there a need for greater transposition and a review of implementation?
- What balance should be struck between meeting law enforcement community needs and protecting privacy rights when developing data protection policies?