European Cybercrime Center (EC3) - First year report

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The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) was launched in January 2013 to strengthen the law enforcement response to cybercrime in the EU and thereby help protect European citizens and businesses. The establishment of a European Cybercrime Centre was a priority in the EU Internal Security Strategy. This report presents the highlights of the first year of EC3 and its future orientation. This report’s aim is to give EU Member States and institutions an insight into the establishment, performance and future perspective of EC3.

This should enable those stakeholders to assess if the actual developments live up to their expectations and – where needed – to contribute to policy decisions that optimise the course of the new Centre.