LIBE Committee meeting on the « fight against Cybercrime »

29 May 2017

On 29 May, MEP Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi (EPP, EL) presented her draft own-initiative report (INI) on “the fight against Cybercrime” in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. This report focuses on the serious threats posed by cybersecurity risks and cybercrime to the fundamental rights of individuals, the rule of law in cyberspace, and their implications for the internal security of the Union as a whole.

Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi insisted on the need to improve resilience of IT systems and educate young generations in order to protect children. The liability of service providers in case of illegal online content is also foreseen in this report. Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi pointed out that greater harmonisation of the legislative frameworks is needed, in particular for the admissibility of e-evidence and criminal sanctions. This last point was questioned by other MEPs throughout the meeting.