The increase in cybercrime and the inadequacy of measures to prevent attacks on critical infrastructure or sexual abuse online demand firmer action.
MEPs want public and private investment in cybersecurity and education together with greater cross-border police cooperation and exchange of information. A resolution will be debated on Monday and voted by plenary on Tuesday.
About 80% of companies in Europe have experienced at least one cyber security incident, many of which go undetected or unreported. MEPs also point to global ransomware attack “WannaCry” of May 2017, which affected thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries and numerous organisations, including the National Health Service in the UK.
Procedure: non-legislative resolution
Debate: Monday, 2 October
Vote: Tuesday, 3 October