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Eurojust President signs cyber principles in Rotterdam


The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism in the Netherlands and the World Economic Forum (WEF) together hosted the 2014 Grand Conference - Building a Resilient Digital Society on 5 and 6 November.

The event, held in Rotterdam and opened by the Minister of Security and Justice of the Netherlands, Mr Ivo Opstelten, addressed cyber challenges and risks.

Eurojust's President, Ms Michèle Coninsx, gave a short speech on the second day that outlined the work of Eurojust in this field, and signed the WEF’s Principles for Cyber Resilience. The principles are intended to improve systemic resilience to cyber risks.

In her speech, Ms Coninsx noted that, ‘Cybercrime is a growing threat that affects a huge number of EU citizens and endangers an open information society. The Internet is offering criminals new opportunities for huge gains with low risk. Eurojust’s role is not only oiling the judicial machinery, but also acting as a “legal advisor”, smoothing the judicial path among the multiple jurisdictions of the European Union to prosecute these criminals.’


As the conference’s website states, ‘The aim of The Grand Conference is to make the critical infrastructure leadership and their eco-systems aware of the importance of the cyber resilience for their businesses and for society as a whole.’


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