Lords debate cyber attacks

12 October 2010

The House of Lords debated the role of the EU in preventing and detecting cyber-attacks on Thursday 14 October when the EU Sub Committee for Home Affairs’ report Protecting Europe against large-scale cyber-attacks was discussed in the House

The Committee investigated how EU Member States could defend themselves and their critical information infrastructures against criminally or politically motivated cyber-attacks and other sorts of major network disruptions. Surprise was expressed by the Committee about the lack of cooperation between the EU and NATO, and they recommended that the two urgently develop their thinking on working together. Lord Jopling (Conservative), former Chairman of the Committee, introduced the debate, which heard from members including:

  • Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Current Chairman of the Committee (Crossbench)
  • Viscount Goschen (Conservative)
  • Baroness Hamwee (Liberal Democrat)
  • Lord Harris of Haringey (Labour)
  • Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate (Labour)
  • Lord Reid of Cardowan (Labour)
  • Lord Rosser (Labour)

Baroness Neville-Jones spoke on behalf of the Government. The debate on the report took place on Thursday 14 October at 4:50pm.

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