Member states should exchange “best practices” about circumventing encryption and invest more to protect critical infrastructure like energy and transport networks from cybersecurity attacks, according to a report that passed Tuesday (11 July) in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE).
The report is not legally binding but outlines MEPs’ views on controversial cybersecurity issues that will be part of the Commission’s proposals this autumn. It was approved with 54 votes in favour, 4 against and 2 abstentions.
Greek New Democracy lawmaker Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi (EPP), the author of the report, told MEPs before the vote that it would send a “very important political message”.
“The Internet goes faster than legislation so we have to try to work ahead of criminals,” Vozemberg-Vrionidi told EURACTIV.com.