European Data Protection Digest

Privacy Among "Five Biggest Threats;" Kroes Calls for Prevention Strategy

DATA PROTECTION

April 27, 2012

A BBC News technology section feature lays out the "world's five biggest cyber threats." Among them, according to the article, are the loss of privacy and cyber warfare. Citing global mapping technology, drones, closed-circuit television cameras and companies' thirst for personal data, security expert Eugene Kaspersky says, "In the end of the day, it's not only dangerous for you personally, but your entire nation could become hostage." On cyber warfare, Kaspersky warns that vast sums are being directed toward the creation of cyber weapons. During an address in London this week, EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes said the EU needs to do more to prevent cyber attacks, EUobserver reports.
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