EU to Launch Cybersecurity ‘Safety Labels’

Haythem Elmir

The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday to step up its response to cyber attacks, including a new intelligence-sharing agency, cyber war games and product safety labels.

The proposals by the European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation bloc, come amid growing concerns over election hacking by foreign states, ransomware attacks and other cybercrime like identity theft and bank fraud.

« Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, imaginative and global, » Andrus Ansip, the European Commission Vice President for the Digital Single Market, told a press conference. « The EU needs to respond to them 24/7. »

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