The battle against cybercrime is too important to be undone by UK’s Eurosceptics

Ukip and large parts of the Conservative party must have been unnerved by the inauguration last week of Europol’s Cybercrime Centre, dubbed EC3. While EC3 is not able to open investigations into cybercriminal activity across Europe, it comes as close to a pan-European police force as anything we have yet seen.As outlined by its director, Troels Oehting, when fully operative in two years’ time EC3 will have an unrivalled forensic capacity on which all EU police forces will depend. Its advocates argue that without fully institutionalised co-operation among its countless law enforcement agencies, Europe will lose the struggle against cybercrime before it has even properly started. As far as online criminals are concerned, they say, borders are meaningless.

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