EU: Council foresees "strong and effective legislation" on data retention, encryption and "online investigation powers"


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Council foresees "strong and effective legislation" on data retention, encryption and "online investigation powers"
15.5.17
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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.

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