Committee takes evidence from cybersecurity experts

08 January 2014

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

At 11.00am:

  • 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?

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