EC3 operates from Europol's hq in The Hague
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Mandate of Joint Cyber Crime Action Task Force extended after successful first six months

Launched on 1 September 2014 to further strengthen the fight against cyber crime in the European Union (EU) and beyond, the Joint Cyber Crime Action Task Force’s (J-CAT) mandate, initially set up for a period of six months, has been extended following its success. All...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015
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“More than one-in-four British businesses suffer from security breaches” finds Vanderbilt research

A comprehensive study conducted across four European countries by YouGov on behalf of Vanderbilt reveals that more than one in four (28%) of British SMEs have suffered loss, disruption or inconvenience as a direct result of physical or cyber security breaches. While cyber...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015
Paul Everitt: CEO of the ADS Group
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Defence and security sectors see “clear benefit” in UK remaining part of the European Union

In a detailed analysis carried out on behalf of leading trade body the ADS Group, an economic assessment conducted by KPMG has demonstrated that the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU) delivers key benefits for our defence, security, aerospace and space sectors....
Posted On 13 Jun 2015
The United Nations Security Council Ministerial Briefing on Foreign Terrorist Fighters has called on Member States to increase reporting of information to – and their use of – Interpol’s databases to help identify, monitor or prevent the transit of foreign terrorist fighters
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“Unprecedented” foreign terrorist fighter threat “requires global action” urges Interpol’s leader

Addressing the United Nations Security Council ministerial briefing on foreign terrorist fighters, Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock has stated that countries need to “share even more information, and share it even better”. Stock told the high-level meeting that...
Posted On 31 May 2015
Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Production of counterfeit goods across the EU “on the rise” warns Europol

Publication of the first extensive and in-depth Situation Report on Counterfeiting in the European Union (EU) is the direct result of a joint project carried out by EU agencies Europol and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) through the European Observatory...
Posted On 05 May 2015
Europol is supporting the EU's Member States in fighting the scourge of card fraud
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Europol supports EU-funded project designed to combat payment card fraud

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has been supportive of an 18-month EU-funded project designed to fight payment card fraud. Initiated by UK authorities, the project has resulted in the arrest of 59 individuals, 32 prosecutions and 17 convictions as well as the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
Theresa May MP: the Home Secretary is urging faster sharing on criminal records data among EU Member States
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Home Secretary urges EU counterparts to move more quickly on sharing criminal records data

Home Secretary Theresa May has urged the UK’s EU partners to safeguard members of the public by sharing more information about known criminals. Speaking at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Riga, May made it clear that existing EU mechanisms are not fully used by...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
Home Secretary Theresa May
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Home Secretary outlines UK Government’s response to the Paris terror attacks

Home Secretary Theresa May has given a detailed statement to Parliament in relation to last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris and covered in detail the UK’s response. It will take some time for us to learn the full details of the attacks of last week, but the basic...
Posted On 15 Jan 2015