European Data Protection Digest

European Commission Unveils Digital Agenda for Europe

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU

May 21, 2010

Improving Internet trust and security is one of the goals of the European Commission's Digital Agenda for Europe, which was unveiled on Wednesday, EUobserver reports. In a release outlining the 10-year action plan, the commission calls for a "better coordinated European response to cyber-attacks and reinforced rules on personal data protection" as well as actions requiring Web sites "to inform their users about security breaches affecting their personal data." The plan also calls for tougher laws against such attacks and an increased role for the European Network and Information Security Agency, the report states, and will rely on 100 separate actions to accomplish its seven goals related to information and communication technologies.
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