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Euro police smash online paedophile ring

A huge paedophile network behind a Netherlands-based online forum called boylover.net has been smashed and 184 suspects have been arrested, following a worldwide police operation. More than 4,000 intelligence reports were issued to police authorities in over 30 countries in Europe and elsewhere, said Europol. So far 230 …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Mar 2011
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Euro cops mull crowd-sourced cybercrime data

Crowd-sourcing cybercrime reports could help the fight against online crime, according to a senior European Union official. Rob Wainwright, director of Europol, told a House of Lords sub-committee that plans for a European centre to fight cybercrime would include a facility for members of the public to report security attacks …
John Leyden, 17 Dec 2010
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EU plans IP address snatch to battle cybercrime

An international cybercrime centre will be able to revoke domain names and IP addresses under new proposals by European governments. The EU Council of Ministers announced the plan yesterday. They want a new body, possibly based at Europol, the EU police agency, to take on an array of tasks to combat cybercrime. The most eye- …
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EU to stock internet criminal database

European Union members agreed today to create a common alert platform for reporting illegal activities on the Internet. The system will be used to share information about those suspected of cybercrime with authorities in each of the 27 EU nations. Its goal is to prevent illegal website operators from fleeing to another EU …
Austin Modine, 24 Oct 2008
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EU data protection chief slams police data sharing treaty

The European Commission, pushed by the European Council, neglected its statutory obligation to ensure its initiatives are democratically accountable, transparent, and planned wisely, when considering plans for police data sharing the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said yesterday. The EDPS took the unusual step of …
Mark Ballard, 12 Apr 2007
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Football hooligans to get data protection rights

Police across Europe are being urged to respect the civil liberties of suspected football hooligans when they stalk them over the run-up to the 2008 European Championship in Austria and Switzerland. European police forces were given the remit to share intelligence about football fans in 2002. The Austrians, wanting more …
Mark Ballard, 30 Mar 2007
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EU proposes greater data sharing between police forces

The German Presidency of the European Union wants police forces across Europe to be able to share data more freely and wants a single body to be in charge of overseeing the process. The changes are contained in a framework decision proposed by the Presidency to the European Commission designed to outline the protections …
OUT-LAW.COM, 28 Mar 2007
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New Europol powers need new protection, says watchdog

Europe's police data protection policies must be more consistent before Europol's powers can be increased, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has said (PDF). The European Parliament last week proposed increasing the police body's powers. The European Parliament has proposed that Europol's legal basis be changed in …
OUT-LAW.COM, 23 Feb 2007

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