Europe’s approach to an open, safe and secure cyberspace.
You may spend some time and read the original documents that should lead to a directive:
- Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace – JOIN(2013) 1 final – 7/2/2013
- Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union – COM(2013) 48 final – 7/2/2013 – EN
- Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment – SWD(2013) 31 final – 7/2/2013
- Impact Assessment – SWD(2013)32 final – 7/2/2013
…and some recommended reading:
- Pillar III: Trust & Security
- Action 28: Reinforced Network and Information Security Policy
- Action 29: Combat cyber-attacks against information systems
- Action 30: Establish a European cybercrime platform
- Action 31: Analyse the usefulness of creating a European cybercrime centre
- Action 32: Strengthen the fight against cybercrime and cyber-attacks at international level
- Action 33: Support EU-wide cyber-security preparedness
- Action 38: Member States to establish pan-European Computer Emergency Response Teams
- Action 39: Member States to carry out cyber-attack simulations
- Action 41: Member States to set up national alert platforms
Cyber security in the EU must consider our main values in cyberspace – this includes first and foremost the consolidation of the principles of openness and freedom. The cyberspace is a space of freedom and fundamental rights. We need to ensure that everybody has access to the Internet and that everybody is qualified to understand the opportunities and the risks of this technology. Furthermore we need a strong protection of the users privacy and their data within a non-divided model of the Internet.
If above can’t be assured – we should avoid using this technology.