Council foresees "strong and effective legislation" on data retention, encryption and "online investigation powers"
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The Council's latest version of its 'Cybersecurity Strategy Roadmap' gives an overview of current EU initiatives in the field of cybersecurity, and under the heading of "cybercrime" foresees a need for "strong and effective legislation" on data retention, e-evidence, mutual legal assistance, encryption, online investigation powers, cryptocurrencies and due diligence.
See: NOTE from: Presidency to: Delegations: EU Cybersecurity Strategy Roadmap - finalisation (8901/17, LIMITE, 11 May 2017, pdf)
There are no accompanying notes on progress related to any of these initiatives - but the Council is continuing to seek ways to re-introduce EU-wide retention of telecommunications data in line with the requirements of the European Court of Justice, and discussions on encryption and other "cyber" issues have been ongoing for some time.
- Council in a twist over data retention judgment (Statewatch News Online, 13 May 2017)
- NOTE from: Presidency to: CATS, Criminal justice in cyberspace - improving collaboration and coordination (6890/17, LIMITE, 6 March 2017, pdf)
- NOTE from: Presidency to: Permanent Representatives Committee/Council, Encryption: Challenges for criminal justice in relation to the use of encryption - future steps - progress report (14711/16, LIMITE, 23 November 2016, pdf)
- Council of the European Union: Justice and Home Affairs info exchange and cyberspace investigations (Statewatch News Online, May 2016)
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