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Parliamentary questions
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23 January 2019
E-000318-19
Question for written answer E-000318-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Theodoros Zagorakis (PPE)

 Subject:  Economic impact of cybercrime in the EU
 Answer in writing 

While the sheer scale of cybercrime is a major business headache, only 30% of companies worldwide are satisfied with existing firewalls. Published findings show that IT risks may be costing them up to USD 1.6 trillion, the high-tech, life sciences and automotive sectors being the most vulnerable.

In view of this:
1. Does the Commission have any data on the risk to EU businesses? Which sectors does it consider most at risk? What are the economic repercussions for the businesses at risk?
2. Has it taken any action to ensure that European businesses are better protected — in particular small and medium-sized enterprises?
Original language of question: EL 
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