A news release from the EU judicial co-operation unit, Eurojust, on 5th July advised that Europol and Eurojust have published a joint report identifying and categorising the current developments and common challenges in combating cybercrime, which fall into 5 different areas –

  • loss of data;
  • loss of location – law enforcement may no longer establish the physical location of the perpetrator, evidence or their operations;
  • challenges associated with national legal frameworks and their differences;
  • obstacles to international co-operation – with no common legal framework exists for the expedited sharing of evidence; and
  • the challenges of public-private partnerships – co-operation with the private sector is vital for combating cybercrime, yet no standardised rules of engagement are in place, and investigations can thus be hampered.

It says that all these challenges are of special relevance to combat cybercrime, but affect other crime areas as well.  It also says that cybercrime is borderless, and consequently, international measures are required to address the current challenges.

The report is at –



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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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